20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nyon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Zurich. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) 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.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Chaplin's World will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Brienz to see Lake Brienz about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, hike along The Eiger, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nyon.
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Nyon — 3 nights

Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Take a break from Nyon with a short trip to Lac de Joux in Le Chenit, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Signal de Bougy Parc Pre Vert, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Alexandre, stroll around Parc Jura vaudois, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Rolle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nyon route planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Nyon in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Molard Souvenirs, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then walk around Jardin Anglais, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

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You can drive from Nyon to Geneva in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) 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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