17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Murren
— 1 night
Train
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat), stroll around Jardin Anglais, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheque et Musee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In July, Geneva is a bit cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Zauberwasser in Graechen, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, explore the activities along Stellisee, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Murren.
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Murren — 1 night

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Murren route maker tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen Village, &more) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Murren to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough 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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