22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg (in Liestal), Jesuitenkirche (in Soleure) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bern online trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Bern, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Bern at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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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, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip maker.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Christmas Market in Montreux.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Montreux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 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: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stop by Laderach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning site.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online visit planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Engelberg day trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Engelberg to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly 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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