16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 1 night
Train
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Lucerne
— 1 night
Train
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hasliberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
Train
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Zurich
— 1 night

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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at FIFA Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, then buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Museums · Spas · Parks · Fun & Games
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lucerne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 24th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally wander the streets of Alpiglen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Bussalp, then take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Interlaken on the 26th (Thu).
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Interlaken — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, get great views at Harderkulm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online tour itinerary planner.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In January, daytime highs in Interlaken are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Side Trip
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Lauterbrunnen — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Step out of Lauterbrunnen with an excursion to Riederalp in Riederalp--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, trek along North face Trail, and get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lauterbrunnen using our trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hasliberg.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Hasliberg — 1 night

Hasliberg is a Swiss municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kugelweg Hasliberg, enjoy fun for all ages at Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi, then admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Restiturm, and finally make a trip to Aussichtspunkt Chalrutirank.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hasliberg trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Hasliberg in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.
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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 31st (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then make a trip to Walk of Climb, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then appreciate the history behind Mountain guides’ memorial, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hasliberg to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lausanne (Collection de l'Art Brut, Place de la Palud, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, cool off at Bains des Paquis, and get a taste of the local shopping with RUINE Galerie.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.
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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary website.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in February, Bern is little chillier at night with lows of -4°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Zurich.
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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally visit Niederdorf. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then stop by Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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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