22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

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Fly
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brig
— 1 night
Train
6
Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Geneva

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.
Family-friendly places like Lake Geneva and Cathedrale de St-Pierre will thrill your kids. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Palace of Justice & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's much more to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Geneva is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Buchhandlung Boedeli) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern day trip planning tool.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg), Zurich (Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, make a trip to The Nine Towers, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

4
nights
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Brig

Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. On the 12th (Thu), trek along Alpine Trails, hike along Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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Drive from Grindelwald to Brig in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Brig are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

6
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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Murmelweg Wanderung. There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, and hike along 5-Seenweg.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Brig to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.