6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

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Bern
— 1 night
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Basel
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bern day trip planning tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Bern due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in April; daily highs in Bern reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Basel

— 1 night
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 25th (Sun), take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich journey tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.