15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), Chapel Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich route app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Zurich at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and finally revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip app.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald travel route builder site.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, get great views at Gornergrat, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Classes

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.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.