12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
3
Geneva
— 1 night
4
Montreux
— 1 day
5
Bern
— 2 nights
6
Interlaken
— Few hours
7
Lucerne
— 1 night
8
Zurich
— 1 night

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gornergrat, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and then cruise along Gornergrat.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt planning tool.

Geneva to Zermatt is an approximately 4-hour train ride. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge ©
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Grindelwald-First.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.
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The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

1
day
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montreux Lakeside as well as Chateau de Chillon. On the 10th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montreux road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Omega Museum to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, thenengage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then examine the collection at Omega Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bern itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Omega Museum
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Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Omega Museum ©
Omega Museum

few
hours
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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Lucerne

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Zurich on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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