6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Fly
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Bern
— 1 day
Train
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bern is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bern are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a 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 29th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally stroll through 5 Lakes Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary website.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow 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 30th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

For photos and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uetliberg Mountain, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning site.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow 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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