29 days in Canton of Bern Itinerary

29 days in Canton of Bern Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Wengen
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Wengen
— 4 nights
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Meiringen
— 8 nights
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Bern
— 15 nights
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Wengen

— 4 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Visit Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church for their historical value. Explore Wengen's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First, Grindelwald Museum, &more) and Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Trümmelbachfälle, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Wengen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Wengen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Wengen is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Meiringen.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen

— 8 nights
Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Alpbachschlucht and Eglise Michel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Meiringen: Handeckfall Bridge (in Guttannen) and Gadmen (Sustenpass & Trift Bridge). On the 11th (Sun), fill your day with family-friendly diversions at Muggestutz Zwergenweg. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Gelmersee, and fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg.

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You can take a train from Wengen to Meiringen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Bern on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Meiringen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bern

— 15 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and The Cathedral of Bern. Appreciate the collections at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Schwimmbad Merligen (in Merligen), Burgdorf Castle (in Burgdorf) and Thun (Thunersee, Kirche Scherzligen, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Aare River, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Meiringen to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Canton of Bern travel guide

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Mountains · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.