14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bern
— 3 nights
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
5
Zurich
— 2 nights

3
nights
Bern

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 Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Swiss Riviera Wine Tours (in Montreux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, and wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bern day trip app.

Detroit, USA to Bern is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Detroit in August since evenings lows in Bern dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Aare River
Aare River

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn and then cruise along Gornergrat. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, stroll through The Eiger, and take a tour by water with Paragliding Jungfrau.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a tour by water with Sciffmandli, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and then visit Old Town. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Neuhausen am Rheinfall
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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