25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Gruyeres
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Murren
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get curious at CERN, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary website.

Los Angeles, USA to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Gruyeres

— 2 nights
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Theodule, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gruyeres Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Bern Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and then admire the masterpieces at Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gruyeres trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Geneva to Gruyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Gruyeres sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Thun (Thunersee & Vieille Ville de Thoune). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bern online trip maker.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Landesmuseum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, stroll through Mt Pilatus, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis Cliff Walk (in Engelberg) and Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Lake Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grindelwald-First, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Murren

— 2 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, stroll through Blumental Panorama Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, hike along Via Ferrata, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Murren trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Murren by train takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, explore the activities along Stellisee, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Murren to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and then take in the waterfront activity at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.