8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Train:  12 h 45 min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Family-friendly places like Chaplin's World and Tierpark Dahlholzli will thrill your kids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Zahringerbrunnen. Go for a jaunt from Bern to Lenk im Simmental to see Skigebiet Betelberg about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and make a splash at Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bern online day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Bern is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New Delhi to Bern, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Bern is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Skigebiet Betelberg, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. Change things up with a short trip to Verkehrshaus der Schweiz in Lucerne (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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