11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 23rd (Mon), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bern itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Bern is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dallas to Bern, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Bern to be little chillier, temps between 41°F and 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Castle of Gruyeres, Freddie Mercury Statue
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Vogts Corner, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then trek along The Eiger Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip planning tool .

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, stroll around Hohematte Park, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, then get outside with BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and finally look for gifts at Mad Cow.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. December in Interlaken sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Brienz, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

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nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg, make a trip to Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile, and then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch. Keep things going the next day: trek along Gemmi Pass and then fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile, Gemmi Pass
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Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

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