14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner
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Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bern
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

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 28th (Thu), get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then walk around Jardin Anglais. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva day trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-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 July, with highs in Geneva at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive 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: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and snap pictures at Furi Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Brienz in Brienz (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, trek along The Eiger, and hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald vacation planning website.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Aare River, then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zurich.
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Zurich — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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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