19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gadmen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Murren
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Zoological Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Limmatquai and Church of St. Peter. And it doesn't end there: stop by Old Town, take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich tour planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Zurich at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne holiday website.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gadmen.
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Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Furka Pass, then take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass, and then explore the activities along Gelmersee. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arnisee, then get outside with Sustenpass, and then take in the views from Trift Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gadmen sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Gadmen in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gadmen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Murren.
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Murren — 2 nights

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along North face Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Murren trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gadmen to Murren. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through Alpiglen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then trek along Lieselotte Trail.

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You can take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Giessbachfälle. Visiting Lake Brienz and Schwimmbad Merligen will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, look for gifts at The Mad Cow, see the interesting displays at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, explore the activities along Aare River, then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Port-Choiseul and Bains des Paquis. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux-Carouge and Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Place de la Palud (in Lausanne), Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Grandvaux) and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Maison Tavel, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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