14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more). Spend the 4th (Mon) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stop by Molard Souvenirs, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, stop by Laderach, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation builder app.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then fly down the slopes at Maennlichen. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Grindelwald travel route website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bern

— 2 nights

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 12th (Tue): make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then stop by Ambra Minerals, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of Communication and then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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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.