7 Days in Switzerland: Our Recommendations

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From the Unesco-recognised Gasterntal, a valley hidden deep in the Alps, to the stunning beauty of Oeschinensee Lake—there is a lot to experience during your seven days in Switzerland. Drive past Swiss cows in the idyllic meadows of Berner Oberland and visit an organic trout farm in Blausee Naturpark. Then enjoy a scrumptious cauldron of goulash soup in a charming mountain restaurant in Schwarzwaldalp and catch spectacular glimpses of Rosenlaui Glacier. Interlaken, situated in the foothills of Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger mountains, has numerous scenic hiking trails in the offing, while Bern’s old town is the perfect destination for lovers of history and hot chocolate. Check out our six-to-eight-day-long itineraries below for more ideas and insights.

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Kandersteg is considered as a snow skiing paradise.
Kandersteg is considered as one of the perfect holiday destination due to its alpine views.
Day 1 Arrive at your starting point in Kandersteg
Day 2 Take a cable car to Allmenalp
Day 3 See the Unesco-listed Gasterntal, Kandersteg's 'hidden valley'
Day 4 Soak up the majestic views of Lake Oeschinensee
Day 5 Go on a boat ride in Blausee Naturpark
Day 6 Return to Zurich via Kandersteg rail

This is an ideal self-guided walking tour for those planning to spend one week in Switzerland. Travelers who book this trip can choose when and where to walk each day from a list of suggested trails over the course of seven days. But no matter which trail you choose, you are sure to feast on the spectacular views of glaciers and snow-capped peaks along the way and enjoy the gentle beauty of Alpbach’s pastures. Look out for the two-dozen varieties of orchids and vibrant fire lilies in Waldhaus Nature Reserve. Another trail will take you to the serene blue waters of Oeschinensee Lake. And as you cross the valley of Kandergrund, you will encounter the atmospheric ruins of Felsenburg Tower, a Swiss heritage site of national significance. See tour.

Known for having numerous ski resorts, Hasliberg is one of the major attractions for tourists.
Feel the fresh shower of the waterfall from Reichenbach Falls.
Day 1 Arrive in Meiringen, your base for the next eight days
Day 2 Walk through forests and alpine meadows above Meiringen
Day 3 Take circular route to the heart of mountains
Day 4 Discover the alpine meadows of Hasliberg
Day 5 Reach Kleine Scheidegg Pass
Day 6 Enjoy a free day
Day 7 See Rosenlaui Glacier, visit the Reichenbach Falls
Day 8 Bid farewell to Switzerland

Make your dream of visiting the Swiss Alps come true during your one week in Switzerland with this tour. The quaint resort town of Meiringen will be your base throughout this trip. From there you will go out on day hikes, soaking up prettier-than-a-postcard Alpine scenery along the way. Do a circular walk in Kaltenbrunnen and explore the highland meadows off Hasliberg. Wander through scenic highland forests and pasturess to reach Kleine Scheidegg Pass, or discover the sites of nesting eagles that lead you to a breath-taking panorama of hundreds of peaks and glaciers as you sight the magical Bernese Oberland Massif. See tour.

Do not hesitate to contact our travel experts in Switzerland if you have fallen in love with the country. Alternatively, book any of our package tours below and create memories that last a lifetime.

Published by Leah Taylor, updated on October 4, 2021

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