22 days in United Kingdom & Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Cable Car
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've added Rose Garden (Rosengarten), Welle7, Egelsee, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, then head outdoors with Stockhorn, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelboden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then buy something for everyone on your list at Welle7, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bern attractions planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Bern is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bern: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You've now added Lake Geneva to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then trek along 5-Seenweg, and finally explore the activities along Grunsee. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Fly Fish Zermatt, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then steep yourself in history at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Leisee.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

4
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls as well as Lauterbrunnen Village. Get outdoors at Air-Glaciers, S.A. and The Monch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Staubbach Waterfall and Blumental Panorama Trail. Take a break from Lauterbrunnen with a short trip to Spas in Murren, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online travel route planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Grindelwald on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grindelwald-First and Schwarzhorn. Escape the urban bustle at The Eiger and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Central Sport) and Axalp (in Brienz). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lieselotte Trail and trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

2
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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Chesa Futura, then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina, then get outside with Lake Sils, and finally explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz travel route planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, London Sweet Centre, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace, steep yourself in history at Winterbourne House and Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Central, then wander the streets of Gas Street Basin, and finally look for gifts at London Sweet Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from St. Moritz to Birmingham with the Route module. Traveling from St. Moritz to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cambridge.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The River Cam, King's College Chapel, University of Cambridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great St Mary's Church (Church of England) and then gain insight at University of Cambridge. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then walk around The Backs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, and finally explore the activities along The River Cam.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Cambridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

4
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Regent Street, Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4, Tower Bridge, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at The Lanes and North Laine. And it doesn't end there: stop by Westminster, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read London tour planner.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.