17 days in Western Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Western Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10 h
1
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bergen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Bergen to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Fish Market
Fish Market

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

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 Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Kunsthalle Luzern. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Kriens (St Gallus Catholic Church & Mt Pilatus) and Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Zurich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Bergen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Axalp
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Barenpark. Appreciate the collections at Galerie Wydi and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Interlaken (Heimwehfluh, Harderkulm, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , and view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Interlaken
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Patek Philippe Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Place de la Palud in Lausanne, approximately Lausanne away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and cool off at Bains des Paquis.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

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