19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Zurich — 6 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Lake St. Moritz, Kaferberg, Wildpark Peter & Paul, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Muri Abbey and Hohle Gasse for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Bleicheli Stadtlounge and Irchel Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Historisches Und Volkerkundemuseum (in St. Gallen) and Winterthur Trail (in Winterthur). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning site.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Glacier 3000, Faulhorn, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Lake Brienz and North face Trail. Bring the kids along to Montreux Lakeside and Rathaus Bern. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Reserve Naturelle des Grangettes (in Villeneuve), Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Axalp.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bern holiday builder website.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Express. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then don't miss a visit to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", then enjoy the views from Glacier Express, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 5 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes National Park Centre.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to 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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