11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Train
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Geneva
— 1 night
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Lake Zurich & Old Town). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten).

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Brussels, Belgium to Lucerne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Lake Brienz in Brienz, approximately Brienz away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.
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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 11th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Laderach, then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, and finally hike along 5 Lakes Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, make a trip to Riffelsee, then take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and finally tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga.

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Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly 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.