11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights

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Bern

Bern ©

City of Bears

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 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern and then revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bern online itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Bern is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Bern reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then hike along The Eiger, then take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online tour planner.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Geneva

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Do your shopping at Manor Geneve and Rue du Rhone. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maison Tavel and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire ©
Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire

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