18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saas-Fee
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Niederdorf, stop by Old Town, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then look for gifts at Molard Souvenirs.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Ski Service (in Verbier), Bruson Ski Area (in Bruson) and Nendaz (Premier Alpine Centre & Neige Aventure - OnTheMountain). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and glide through natural beauty at Anzere.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux day trip planning website.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Side Trips

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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Saas-Fee.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Saas-Fee — 1 night

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour along fresh powder with Ski Zenit and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saas-Fee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Saas-Fee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 24th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald road trip planning site.

Getting from Saas-Fee to Grindelwald by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 26th (Sun), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus Bern. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bern trip builder.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Bern sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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