13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Shop till you drop at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Museum-lovers will get to explore Augusta Raurica and Latenium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds) and Kloster Mariastein (in Metzerlen-Mariastein). The adventure continues: get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bern trip maker app.

Edmonton, Canada to Bern is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Bern is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

International Museum of Watches, Latenium, Augusta Raurica, Kloster Mariastein
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Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 14th (Sun): cruise along Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, steep yourself in history at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zermatt planning app.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux online tour planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 17th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then stroll through The Eiger. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald holiday maker tool.

Drive from Montreux to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collectionfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Grossmunster. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Old Town Chur (in Chur), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Old Town ©
Old Town

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