16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brig
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Lucerne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Lucerne, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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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.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then stroll through Maennlichen.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald travel route planning site.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Brig

— 1 night
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hike along Alpine Trails, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brig trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Brig takes 2.5 hours. In October in Brig, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then explore the activities along Riffelsee.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brig to Zermatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Geneva

— 3 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 22nd (Fri): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

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.