15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planning website.

Chennai, India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
When in Bern, make a side trip to see Parasailing & Paragliding in Interlaken, approximately Interlaken away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern tour builder website.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald trip maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Saas-Fee and see Ski Zenit, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and see the winter wonderland with Sunnegga.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online journey planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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