5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lausanne
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Vevey
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Montreux
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Crans-Montana
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Adelboden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Gruyeres
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Geneva

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Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva travel route tool .

If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Lausanne

Lausanne
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne day trip website .

Getting from Geneva to Lausanne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toVevey.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Vevey

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Fork and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vevey trip itinerary planner .

Vevey is very close to Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Vevey

Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
The Fork ©
The Fork

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Montreux

Montreux ©
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 22nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux online trip itinerary builder .

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Vevey. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crans-Montana.
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Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

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Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Crans-Montana online holiday planner .

Getting from Montreux to Crans-Montana by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Adelboden on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Crans-Montana

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Adelboden

Adelboden ©
Adelboden is a mountain village and a municipality in Switzerland, located in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the Bernese Highlands.GeographyAdelboden lies in the west of the Bernese Highlands, at the end of the valley of the river Entschlige (High German: Engstlige), which flows in Frutigen into the Kander.Adelboden is a traditional Swiss mountain village on a terrace looking south to the Engstligen waterfalls. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Tschentenalp, then hike along North face Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and finally stop by Trummer Woodcarving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Adelboden, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and finally deepen your understanding at Tropenhaus Frutigen.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelboden road trip planning tool .

Drive from Crans-Montana to Adelboden in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Gruyeres on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Adelboden

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thunersee, Skigebiet Metsch, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, North face Trail, Tropenhaus Frutigen
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Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Thunersee ©
Thunersee

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Gruyeres

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum HR Giger, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Theodule.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gruyeres trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Adelboden to Gruyeres in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Historic Sites Museums
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Museum HR Giger ©
Museum HR Giger
Eglise Saint Theodule ©
Eglise Saint Theodule

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