7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Town Hall, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich attractions tool .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then snap pictures at Hangebrucke. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and finally get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

1
night
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

Before you visit Bern, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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