16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Switzerland tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gimmelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lucerne
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Bern — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary app.

Mumbai, India to Bern is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Bern: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.
more
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Geneva — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Montreux.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Montreux — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
more
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zermatt online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Gimmelwald.
more
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Gimmelwald — 2 nights

Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gimmelwald trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Gimmelwald. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.
more
Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Lucerne — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg (in Kilchberg) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

Plan my trip to Lucerne with suggested itineraries provided by Klarna Trips.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimmelwald to Lucerne. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
more