12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planning site.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Zurich are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Brienz to see Lake Brienz about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive 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: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

Plan a trip to Zermatt easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 2 nights

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 13th (Sat): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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