12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Bern
— 2 nights
3
Lucerne
— 1 night
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
5
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
6
Zurich
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont Saleve. On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mont Saleve
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

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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 7th (Mon): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern day trip tool.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Bern sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

1
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Lucerne

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne tour site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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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 Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Gornergrat and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. On the 9th (Wed), take in the views from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt journey planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

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

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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 12th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find ratings and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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