21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planning app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Geneva at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale de Lausanne, Swiss Vapeur Parc
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Heidi's Photo Chalet, & more) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt sightseeing planning website .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Lenk im Simmental (Sibe Brunne & Simmenfalle), Adelboden (in Adelboden) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the activities along Egelsee, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bern journey maker site .

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Thunersee, Adelboden
Highlights from your plan
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Murrenbach Waterfalls). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, look for gifts at Molitor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner .

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Molitor
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 23rd (Fri), snap pictures at Titlis Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titlis.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg planning app .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Engelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip planner .

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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