5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Sempach
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Obbuergen
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Gadmen
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
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Interlaken
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Olten
— 2 nights
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Broc
— 1 day
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Montreux
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Sempach

Sempach is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.HistoryIt has retained some traces of its medieval appearance, especially the main gateway, beneath a watch tower, and reached by a bridge over the old moat.About half an hour distant to the north-east, on the hillside, is the site of the famous Battle of Sempach (9 July 1386), in which the Swiss defeated the Austrians, whose leader, Duke Leopold, lost his life. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head outdoors with Seebad Sempach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sempach holiday planning app.

Olten to Sempach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Sempach are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Obbuergen.

Things to do in Sempach

Outdoors
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Obbuergen

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Obbuergen attractions planning tool.

Obbuergen is very close to Sempach. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Gadmen.

Things to do in Obbuergen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Gadmen

— 1 night
Gadmen is a former municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.On 1 January 2014, the former municipality of Gadmen merged into the municipality of Innertkirchen.The name Gadmen comes from the Old High German "gadum," meaning barn or small house, and was first mentioned in 1382.The municipality is in a municipal partnership with Volketswil in the Canton of Zürich.HistoryGadmen is first mentioned in 1382 as im Gadmen.During the Middle Ages, the Gadmen area was part of the Vogtei of Hasli and part of the Meiringen parish. To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gadmen trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Obbuergen to Gadmen by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Gadmen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Gadmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gadmen to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Interlaken online tour planner.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Olten.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Olten

— 2 nights
Olten is a town in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and capital of the district of the same name.Olten's railway station is within 30 minutes of Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.HistorySignificant amounts of artefacts of the Magdalenian (c. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): try your luck at Grand Casino Baden, see the interesting displays at Naturmuseum Olten, and then don't miss a visit to Alte Holzbruecke.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olten tour builder tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Olten by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Olten sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Broc.

Things to do in Olten

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Broc

— 1 day
Delicate white houses pepper the lush rolling hills in the quaint rural village of Broc.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Maison du Gruyere as well as Maison Cailler. On the 4th (Sun), learn the secrets of production at Maison Cailler, then learn the secrets of production at La Maison du Gruyere, and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Broc trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Olten to Broc in 1.5 hours. April in Broc sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Broc

Tours

Side Trips

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You've now added Rochers-de-Naye to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montreux day trip planning site.

You can drive from Broc to Montreux in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Burgenstock travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Observation Decks