7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 2 nights

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Bern — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Escaliers du Marche and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Place de la Palud. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Roman Amphitheatre (in Avenches), Palais De Rumine (in Lausanne) and Maison d'Ailleurs (in Yverdon-les-Bains). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Prison Tower (Kafigturm), and ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bern driving holiday planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Bern is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Bern, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Bern is colder than Porto Alegre - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Swiss Children's Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ruine Stein, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Konigsfelden, and finally see the interesting displays at Legionaerspfad Vindonissa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Perle Day Spa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. John, and then indulge your senses at Gourmet Wine Travel.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel 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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