Bern, Switzerland

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is known for its well-preserved medieval city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is characterized by its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and the beautiful Aare River that curves around the city. Bern is home to the Zytglogge, an ancient clock tower with moving puppets, and the Federal Palace, where the Swiss Federal Assembly and the Federal Council meet. The city also boasts of the Bear Park, where visitors can see bears in a natural environment, and the Rose Garden, which offers stunning views of the city. Bern is a city that combines history, culture, and nature in a unique and captivating way.

What to do in Bern?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bern. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Heart of Bern


Start your day with a visit to the Zytglogge, Bern's famous medieval clock tower. Enjoy the hourly show of moving puppets and explore the tower's museum to learn about its history. Take a leisurely stroll down Kramgasse, one of Bern's most beautiful streets, lined with historic buildings and unique shops.


Head to the Federal Palace to witness the seat of Switzerland's government. Take a guided tour to see the chambers where the country's decisions are made. Later, visit the Bern Historical Museum, Switzerland's second-largest historical museum, to dive deeper into the country's rich history.


End your day with a relaxing walk through the Rose Garden. Enjoy the panoramic views of Bern and the distant Alps. Dine at a local restaurant to taste traditional Swiss cuisine.

Day 2: Nature and Culture in Bern


Visit the Bear Park, where you can see bears roaming in a space designed to mimic their natural habitat. Continue your exploration to the Aare River, and consider taking a dip if the weather permits, or simply enjoy a scenic walk along its banks.


Explore the Bern Cathedral (Münster), the tallest cathedral in Switzerland, and admire its stunning Gothic architecture. Climb up to the tower for breathtaking views of the city and the Aare River. Later, visit the Einstein Museum within the Bern Historical Museum to learn about the life and work of Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity while living in Bern.


Experience Bern's vibrant nightlife. Start with dinner at a traditional Swiss restaurant, then explore the bars and clubs in the city center.

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