24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train
5
Murren
— 2 nights
Train
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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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 Ambra Minerals (in Murten), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary builder app.

Chennai, India to Bern is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Bern due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in July, plan for little chillier days in Bern, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Ernen and see Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, hop aboard Scenic Railroads, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, then get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Murren online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train 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.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Lake Brienz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

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 Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Old Town, Uetliberg Mountain, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne visit planning site.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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