17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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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.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour builder tool.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Geneva is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Christmas Market in Montreux. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montreux route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat and then tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bern.
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, and finally make a trip to Obere Hauptgasse. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bern trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 2 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis, examine the collection at Tal Museum Engelberg, and then appreciate the history behind Wilhelm Tell Monument. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trubsee, then snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, then fly down the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt, and finally make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Engelberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi & Lake Lucerne). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and stroll around Lindenhof Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to 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.
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