5-Day Switzerland City Break in Bern

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Revel in the splendor of Bern on this exciting 5-day city break in Switzerland!

Experience the ultimate Bern city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 4 nights in Bern at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bern or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 5-day holiday in Bern will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Bern, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Bern offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Bern, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Bear pit, UNESCO - Bern Old Town, and Bern Minster are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Bern by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Switzerland's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Bern promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Bern is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Bern's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Switzerland.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Bern. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Switzerland.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Bern reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Bern.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Bern fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Bern as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Bern, Switzerland!

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photo of an aerial view of the castle in the municipality of Köniz in snowy winter in Canton Bern, Switzerland.Köniz
Bern, Switzerland. View of the old city center and Nydeggbrucke bridge over river Aare.Bern / 4 nights



Photo of a Bear is walking along edge of pool in Bern Bear Pit (Barengraben) in Bern Bear Park, Berne, Switzerland.Bear pit
photo of aerial view of scenic Bern old town cityscape with old buildings Bern Minster cathedral tower and Aare River view in Bern SwitzerlandBern Minster
UNESCO- Von Bern, Grünes Quartier, Stadtteil I, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandUNESCO - Bern Old Town
photo of a beautiful sky with green trees and beautiful roses in Rose Garden Bern in Switzerland.Rose Garden Bern
photo of astronomical clock on the medieval Zytglogge clock tower in Kramgasse street in old city center of Bern, Switzerland.Zytglogge
photo of Bundesplatz the Swiss Capital Building in Bern, Switzerland.Bundesplatz
photo of a restaurant on top of Gurten hill near Bern, Switzerland.Gurten
Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum, Kirchenfeld, Stadtteil IV, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandBernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum
photo of Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.Zentrum Paul Klee
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication
photo of Natural History Museum of Bern in Switzerland.Natural History Museum of Bern
photo of elevator to Munster Platform in Bern, Switzerland.Münster platform
photo of The Federal Palace of Switzerland, the parliament building of Switzerland in Bern, the Capital of Switzerland.Federal Palace of Switzerland
photo of the Kindlifresserbrunnen (Child Eater Fountain) sculpture in Bern, Switzerland.Kindlifresserbrunnen
photo of frozen Meret Oppenheim Fountain and Police office at Waisenhausplatz in Bern, Switzerland.Waisenhausplatz


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Day 1

Day 1 – Bern - arrival day

  • Bern - Arrival day
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  • Rose Garden Bern
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Bern. You’ll stay in Bern for 4 nights.

Make Bern Rose Garden your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this architectural structure an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,381 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Bern. Check-in at hotels in Switzerland normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Bern offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

Before you know it, it’s time to head out for dinner. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in Bern.

Discover the essence of culinary excellence at ZOE, a local dining experience. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and impressive menu, ZOE consistently impresses both foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional vegetarian and modern cuisine.

Also highly recommended is Steinhalle, one of the best 1-star Michelin establishments in Bern. Take your pick from the creative and international menu, which has consistently earned Steinhalle high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top-rated Bib Gourmand restaurant promises a culinary experience you will remember.

Experience the best local flavors while in Bern and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Wein & Sein. Its delectable modern offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Turnhalle, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Turnhalle has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,298 customers.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 5-day city break in Bern! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bern

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  • Kindlifresserbrunnen
  • Zytglogge
  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Bern Minster
  • Münster platform
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Rise and shine for day 2 of your city break in Bern! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 3 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Bern.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kindlifresserbrunnen. This drinking fountain is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 750 visitors.

Zytglogge is another popular attraction you could visit today. This astronomical clock has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,374 visitors.

UNESCO - Bern Old Town is also highly recommended by travelers. This point of interest has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,755 visitors.

The Cathedral of Bern is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This church building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,813 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Münsterplattform. This observation deck has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,450 travelers.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Switzerland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

When you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the city.

Reserve a table at Restaurant Rosengarten, a renowned restaurant in Bern. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,281 guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned tibits, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Bern. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,518 delighted customers.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Bern by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bern

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  • Köniz
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  • Gurten
  • Museum of Communication
  • Natural History Museum of Bern
  • Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum
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Wake up to day 3 of your exciting city break in Bern. You still have 2 nights left in Bern, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

Kick off the day at Gurten Park im Grünen, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This mountain is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,836 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Museum of Communication. Museum of Communication is a museum with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,923 reviews.

Naturhistorisches Museum Bern is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This natural history museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,814 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,889 visitors.

Your discoveries in Bern do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bern on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

After a long day of sightseeing, try one of the best restaurants in Bern.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Kornhauskeller, a distinguished dining establishment in Bern. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,436 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Lötschberg. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,268 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another amazing day in Bern, Switzerland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bern

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  • Zentrum Paul Klee
  • Bear pit
  • Bundesplatz
  • Federal Palace of Switzerland
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On day 4 of your fun city break in Bern, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 1 night left in Bern.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Zentrum Paul Klee. This art museum typically receives around 148,610 visitors every year and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,145 reviews.

Continue your journey at Bear Pit. This architectural structure is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,960 travelers from near and far.

Bern is also the home of Bundesplatz. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,059 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at The Parliament Building. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,882 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Bern, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Bern below.

Before you know it, it’s time to head out for dinner. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in Bern.

Don't miss out on experiencing Luce, a renowned dining spot in Bern. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,541 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,069 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Bern to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bern - departure day

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  • Waisenhausplatz
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Your city break in Bern is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Switzerland.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Bern offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Bern.

If you would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Waisenhausplatz is an attraction you could visit today. This square has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 787 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Bern, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

Consider a top-rated restaurant like Casino Bern. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,429 customers.

As you conclude your city break in Bern, treasure the memories you've made. May they accompany you on your journey homeward while carefully planned travel arrangements ensure your safe return. It's time to say, "See you later, Bern!" and travel onwards.

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