24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Maison Tavel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau De Glerolles (in St-Saphorin-Lavaux), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice) (in Saint Sulpice). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planning tool .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Geneva is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Geneva when traveling from Porto Alegre in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Chateau De Glerolles, Domaine Les Perrieres, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Intercontinental Church Society. Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and Parish church of St Mauritius will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen (in Unterseen) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, & more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Popular historic sites such as Castle of Gruyeres and Basel Minster are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Altstadtleist Biel (in Biel), Dom von Arlesheim (in Arlesheim) and Domaine de Chambleau (in Colombier). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Domaine de Chambleau, Altstadtleist Biel, Basel Minster, Dom von Arlesheim, Castle of Gruyeres
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen to see Trümmelbachfälle about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Grossmunster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fraumünster Church and Kirche Enge for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Altstadt Luzern, & more) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich travel tool .

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Astrid-Kapelle
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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