12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt attractions planner.

Bhopal, India to Zermatt is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bhopal to Zermatt, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Lake Brienz in Brienz, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and stroll through The Eiger.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 2 nights

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 25th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the next day, explore the activities along Aare River, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and then stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lake Lucerne). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and visit Niederdorf.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to 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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