25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Neuchatel
1
Neuchatel
— 15 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Neuchatel

15
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Family-friendly places like Jeunes Rives and Musee d'histoire will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Neuchatel: Klosterkirche Romainmotier (in Romainmotier), Musee Romain de Vallon (in Vallon) and Vallorbe (Grottes de Vallorbe, Viaduc du Day, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, admire nature's wide array of creatures at CSC St-Barthelemy Foundation, get outside with Stade de la Maladiere, and stroll around Prehisto Parc.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Neuchatel trip site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Bern Belp Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallorbe, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Biel, Yverdon-les-Bains, Avenches
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Musée d'art et d'histoire ©
Musée d'art et d'histoire
Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau ©
Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau
CSC St-Barthelemy Foundation ©
CSC St-Barthelemy Foundation

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Central Church Of Thun, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern road trip site .

Traveling by train from Neuchatel to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Skigebiet Betelberg, The Central Church Of Thun, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Nendaz to see Premier Alpine Centre SA about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Premier Alpine Centre SA, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at Mad Cow, then identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, and finally get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip maker website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In January in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh