7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Bern
1
Bern
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
2
Fribourg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Veytaux
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Thun
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Meiringen
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Lugano
— 1 night
End: Lugano

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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 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Fribourg.
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Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
Zahringerdenkmal monument ©
Zahringerdenkmal monument

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Fribourg

Fribourg ©
The canton of Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Pont du Milieu, take in the views from Bern Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and finally don't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fribourg online road trip planner.

Fribourg is just a short distance from Bern. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Veytaux.

Things to do in Fribourg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medieval City Walls
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Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Medieval City Walls ©
Medieval City Walls
Bern Bridge ©
Bern Bridge

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Veytaux

Veytaux ©
Veytaux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.The Chateau of Chillon provides a marvelous view of the entire Lake of Geneva located in Avenue de Chillon.HistoryVeytaux is first mentioned in 1332 as Veytour.GeographyVeytaux has an area, of 6.8km2. You've now added Chateau de Chillon to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Veytaux day trip tool.

Take a bus from Fribourg to Veytaux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Veytaux

Historic Sites
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Veytaux to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Thun.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, Schynige Platte
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

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Thun

Thun ©
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, then admire the natural beauty at Schadau Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thun trip planner.

Thun is just a short distance from Interlaken. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Thun

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Schadau Park ©
Schadau Park
Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online vacation planner.

Drive from Thun to Lauterbrunnen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Meiringen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Meiringen

Meiringen ©
Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, then contemplate the long history of Restiturm, then explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and finally examine the collection at Sherlock Holmes Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Meiringen online trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Meiringen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Meiringen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Meiringen

Nature Parks Museums
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls
Sherlock Holmes Museum ©
Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, then stop by Inperfetta Vintage, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

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

Drive from Meiringen to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Meiringen in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lugano: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre

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