6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 1 day
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Bern — 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 1st (Sat), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bern is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Stockholm, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bern, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

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 2nd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally trek along 5 Lakes Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt journey maker website.

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uetliberg Mountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne holiday planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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