31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 1 day
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Bern
— 1 night
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Murren
— 1 day
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Bern
— 1 night
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Wengen
— 1 day
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Bern
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 1 day
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Bern
— 1 night
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Lucerne
— 1 day
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Meiringen
— 1 day
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 1 day
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Bern
— 19 nights
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Bern — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 10th (Wed), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

Zurich to Bern is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 1 day

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 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, cruise along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then stop by The Mad Cow, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bern in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 1 night

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bern day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Murren on the 12th (Fri).
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Murren — 1 day

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 12th (Fri), trek along Via Ferrata, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel, then hike along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Murren road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Bern to Murren takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 1 night

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern travel route planner.

Take a train from Murren to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Wengen.
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Wengen — 1 day

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 13th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, get outside with Swimming Pool Waldbort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, then look for gifts at Molitor, and finally tee off at Minigolf.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wengen day trip tool.

Take a train from Bern to Wengen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bern in August, you will find days in Wengen are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 1 night

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Wengen to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Grindelwald on the 14th (Sun).
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Grindelwald — 1 day

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 14th (Sun), hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, take a stroll through Alpiglen, then trek along Lieselotte Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 1 night

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern route planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 15th (Mon).
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Lucerne — 1 day

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.
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Bern — 5 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at The Cathedral of Bern and Matte. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Tierpark Dahlholzli. Explore Bern further: explore the activities along Aare River, examine the collection at Swiss Alpine Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Bern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nydegg Church (Nydeggkirche).

To see photos and tourist information, use the Bern trip site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Meiringen.
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Meiringen — 1 day

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kugelweg Hasliberg, then have a blast at Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Meiringen online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bern to Meiringen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bern in August, plan for slightly colder days in Meiringen, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 1 night

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Drive from Meiringen to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Zermatt on the 21st (Sun).
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Zermatt — 1 day

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip app.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 19 nights

Head to Central Railroad Station and Detonationfor some retail therapy. Visit Chateau de Chillon and The Cathedral of Bern for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Soleure (Einsiedelei St. Verena & St. Ursenkathedrale), Musee Suisse du Jeu (in La Tour-de-Peilz) and Vevey (Nest & Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique). See some other sides of Bern: explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee International d'Horlogerie.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bern trip builder website.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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