19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerlandfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Eich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, stop by Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ankara in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Zurich, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Blumental Panorama Trail in Murren, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Blumental Panorama Trail
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Family-friendly places like Gornergrat and Sunnegga will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, trek along 5-Seenweg, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

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

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Buchhandlung Boedeli. Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bern online holiday planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Gelmersee, Chateau de Chillon, St. Beatus Hoehlen
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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