16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour planner
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
Train
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Murren
— 1 night
Train
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

Capital of Peace

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 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Geneva is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and trek along 5 Lakes Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Bern — 3 nights

City of Bears

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 L'Hotel de Ville (in Fribourg), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, snap pictures at Untere Schleusenbrucke, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and explore the activities along Aare River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip tool.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Bern sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Murren.
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Murren — 1 night

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Murren day trip site.

You can take a train from Bern to Murren in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Maennlichen, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online holiday planner.

Getting from Murren to Grindelwald by train takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Uetliberg Mountain, Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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