18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Train
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Gadmen
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 4 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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip planning site.

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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 18th (Mon), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by The Mad Cow, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip site.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Interlaken, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, and then explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald day trip tool.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip maker website.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gadmen.
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Gadmen — 2 nights

Gadmen is a former municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.On 1 January 2014, the former municipality of Gadmen merged into the municipality of Innertkirchen.The name Gadmen comes from the Old High German "gadum," meaning barn or small house, and was first mentioned in 1382.The municipality is in a municipal partnership with Volketswil in the Canton of Zürich.HistoryGadmen is first mentioned in 1382 as im Gadmen.During the Middle Ages, the Gadmen area was part of the Vogtei of Hasli and part of the Meiringen parish. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rhone Glacier, then cruise along Furka Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Trift Bridge, cruise along Sustenpass, and then hit the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gadmen trip planning app.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Gadmen in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online day trip planner.

You can drive from Gadmen to Zurich in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).
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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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