13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9 h
1
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai, India to Lucerne is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. In March, Lucerne is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. You will leave for Grindelwald on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Childrens Museums
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Interlaken sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zermatt visit planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern travel route builder site .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bern are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Chaplin's World, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zurich trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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