16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Wengen
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
5
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in June; daily highs in Geneva reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Cathedrale de Lausanne
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Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis
Room Escape Games
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, explore the activities along Egelsee, then appreciate the history behind Barenpark, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and then get to know the resident critters at Papiliorama.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bern journey planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Papiliorama
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Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Golf Club Matterhorn ©
Golf Club Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then tee off at Minigolf, and then shop like a local with Central Sport. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wengen trip planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Wengen by train takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Central Sport ©
Central Sport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and then take in panoramic vistas at Schynige Platte. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken online tour planner .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Wengen. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte

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Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei and then hit the slopes at Mount Titlis. On your second day here, get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, then explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, then see the interesting displays at Tal Museum Engelberg, and finally take in the views from Titlis Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Engelberg trip builder tool .

Getting from Interlaken to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Engelberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee
Titlis Bridge ©
Titlis Bridge

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Strandbad Mythenquai. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt Pilatus). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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