9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 day
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation maker website.

Berlin, Germany to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along 5-Seenweg, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then stroll through The Eiger.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald vacation maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Lucerne

— 3 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: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.