15 days in Zurich & Canton of Bern Itinerary

15 days in Zurich & Canton of Bern Itinerary

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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights

6
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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Appenzell, Turm in Regensberg, Landsgemeindeplatz, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get a new perspective on things with Airtime Paragliding, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and trek along The Eiger.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip builder tool.

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit Burgdorfer Altstadt and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bern itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Schynige Platte, Burgdorfer Altstadt, Lake Brienz
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Aare River
Aare River
Burgdorfer Altstadt ©
Burgdorfer Altstadt
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

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