8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Bern
— 3 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Hofkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Altstadt Schaffhausen. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

Berlin, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Altstadt Schaffhausen, Einkaufszentrum Glatt, Old Town Chur
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Aare River. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Communication and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry) and Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier (in Neuchatel). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Matte, ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and pause for some photo ops at Mosesbrunnen.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gorges de l'Areuse, Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Museum of Communication ©
Museum of Communication
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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