13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Bern
— 3 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Zurich James Joyce Foundation. Get in touch with nature at Pilatus Luzern and Biosphaere Entlebuch. Step out of Zurich to go to Kriens and see Mt Pilatus, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and look for gifts at Laden: Ramseyer's Whisky Connection.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Appreciate the collections at Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Wengen (Minigolf & Molitor). There's much more to do: stroll through Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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 5th (Fri): see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church, and then tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Laderach, cruise along Gornergrat, thenmake a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Chateau de Chillon and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Gruyeres Castle and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Railroad Station, see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. June in Bern sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

Similar plans

15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, popular sights Preferences: February, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA November, hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM THAILAND June, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, relaxing Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Switzerland, Piuro & Bellagio BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Paris & Switzerland BY A USER FROM SUDAN June, romantic, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, romantic Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans