6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
4
Bern
— 1 night

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip maker.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

Discover how to plan a Grindelwald trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
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 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Simsonbrunnen. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Gruyeres
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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