25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Neuchatel
— 15 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive

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Neuchatel

— 15 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Attractions like Jeunes Rives and The Collegiale Church make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Neuchatel: Musee Romain de Vallon (in Vallon), Le Locle (Watch Museum of Le Locle & Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's still lots to do: stop by Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, and admire the masterpieces at Musée d'art et d'histoire.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Neuchatel day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Bern Belp Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

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, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Central Church Of Thun, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Neuchatel to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Attractions like Gornergrat and The Matterhorn make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Zermatt to go to Nendaz and see Premier Alpine Centre SA, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning website.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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 and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then stop by Mad Cow, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, and finally get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Interlaken travel planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.