9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly + Train:  17​h 15​min
1
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Little Rock

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Engelberg to see Titlis about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online tour itinerary planner .

Little Rock, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Little Rock to Interlaken. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in May; daily highs in Interlaken reach 63°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Titlis, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding
Titlis ©
Titlis

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 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, walk around Gurten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bern sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gruyeres Castle
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Barenpark ©
Barenpark
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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