16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Switzerland trip planner
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then see the interesting displays at The Geneva Skateboard Museum / Pulp68.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Geneva is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Bern — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Thunersee (in Thun), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bern online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Lake Brienz in Brienz, approximately Brienz away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and hike along The Eiger.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald visit site.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Lake Zurich, &more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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