16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
End: Zurich

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohematte Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and get engrossed in the history at Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken journey maker app .

Zurich to Interlaken is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Laeuferbrunnen, pause for some photo ops at Barenpark, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Zytglogge, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planning app .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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