17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Murren
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Karachi

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Central Railroad Station. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chaplin's World and Tierpark Dahlholzli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lenk im Simmental (Simmenfalle & Sibe Brunne). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bern using our trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Bern is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Karachi in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Bern: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Papiliorama
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

4
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Grindelwald (Alpiglen & The Eiger Trail) and Buchhandlung Boedeli (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald
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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at Molitor, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and stroll through Via Ferrata.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Murren road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Ufschotti Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Altstadt Luzern, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Murren to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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