5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 1 day
Drive
2
Basel
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bern
— 1 night
Drive
4
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
5
Geneva
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Specialty Museum
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
4.4

1
night
Basel

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basel Minster and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Basel tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo
Zoo Basel
4.3
Basel Minster ©
Historic Site
Basel Minster
4.6

1
night
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Schweizerisches , then examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

Start your trip to Bern by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Schweizerisches ©
Specialty Museum
Schweizerisches
4.6
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

1
night
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 1st (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bern in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Harderkulm ©
Mountain
Harderkulm
4.5

1
night
Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Lake Geneva ©
Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7

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