8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 1 night
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Gadmen
— 3 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.
For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Bern is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen itinerary planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 1 night

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 20th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online route builder.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Gadmen.
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Gadmen — 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gadmen: Handeckfall Bridge (in Guttannen), Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch) and Oberwald (Langlaufschule Mathias Hischier & Grimsel Pass). The adventure continues: cruise along Furka Pass, fly down the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt, explore the activities along Gelmersee, and take in the views from Trift Bridge.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gadmen trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Gadmen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Gadmen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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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