12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bern
— 2 nights
2
Montreux
— 1 night
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Zurich
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Kindermuseum Creaviva will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Bern to go to Gorgier and see Creux du Van, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, and shop like a local with SOON Galerie.

To plan Bern vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Toronto, Canada to Bern is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Bern due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, Bern is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Creux du Van
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 9th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, thensee the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, thenpause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and gear up at Molitor.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip site.

Getting from Montreux to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Haus zum Rech. Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Bourbaki Panorama capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Lake Lucerne) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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