27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Geneva
Drive:  1 h
1
Montreux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Geneva

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chaplin's World and Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes). The adventure continues: stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, get great views at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, and do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux online trip itinerary planner.

Geneva to Montreux is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World, Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, Gruyeres Castle
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Attractions like Gornergrat and Breithorn make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre) and St. Jodern Kellerei (in Visperterminen). And it doesn't end there: trek along 5-Seenweg, explore the activities along Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, St. Jodern Kellerei
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Heimwehfluh. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Schwimmbad Merligen (in Merligen), Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Aare Gorge) and Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken, Alpenwildpark, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and appreciate the history behind Adrian von Bubenberg-Denkmal.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Meiringen, Schwimmbad Merligen, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, Schweizer Holzbilderhauerei Museum
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and The Eiger. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Axalp (in Brienz) and Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

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Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, Blumental Panorama Trail, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Kirche St. Jakob. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur) and Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Pilatus Luzern, take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip website.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Titlis, Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen
Highlights from your plan
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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