8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bern
— 2 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 1 night
3
Locarno
— 1 night
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tierpark Dahlholzli and Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau. Family-friendly places like Monument of the Republic and Swiss Vapeur Parc will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Room Escape Games (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Papiliorama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gurten, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

New York City, USA to Bern is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get little chillier in Bern: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Thunersee, Papiliorama, Monument of the Republic
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Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama
Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau ©
Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, thenget great views at Piz Nair, and finally take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bern to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair

1
night
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, thenmeet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and finally make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Locarno trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from St. Moritz to Locarno in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in December: highs in Locarno hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Monte Tamaro
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald tour planner.

Drive from Locarno to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, The Eiger
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

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