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A road-trip through Switzerland in one day

Attention! This blog post is written many years ago when I was not even dreaming about becoming a professional travel blogger. You are warned that the quality of the text and/or pictures might not be the best. 🙂

So, here is the second portion of my Swiss stay!

We drove around with a car (check this link for a 10% discount for any car rentals or 35% off if you rent for a week or later) to see some magnificent little cities and villages. Here is how it looks on the map:

roadtrip switzerland

1) Thun

adorable little town, which has a local market every Saturday. We were lucky to catch it – lots of interesting and yummy stuff there! There is also a castle (of course), from where there is a very nice view to the town and the river.

Thun Switzerland Thun Switzerland2

2) Beatus caves

Do not miss it if you are around there! This place is mostly known only by Swiss and people from the countries around, so it is not crowded. Totally worth a visit! It looks like Rivendell was captured there, seriously!

Beatus caves St. Beatus Caves

3) Interlaken

Interlaken means “located in between 2 lakes”, it is just couple of kilometers away from the cave. From there you can see a breathtaking view of the Thunersee and Brienzarsee lakes.

I have never seen a lake more beautiful! Just to have an idea you can see my instagram video here.

interlaken view

ticket funicular InterlakenThe funicular will take you all the way up the Harder Klum mountain to almost 2000 m. Very nice terrace, where you can have a coffee/to eat (btw, not that costly, comparing with other Swiss prices of course).

The price of the trip is 28 CHF round trip.

4) Spiez 

and on the way back we passed by this town which is located exactly on the shore of Lake Thun. We did not spend much time there, but it was more than enough to understand it is just enchanting!

Spiez Switzerland

One day is really short, isn’t? But we managed to see so much! Certainly recommended!

P.S. I also have spent a couple of days in Vevey, which is absolutely stunning! 

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By |2020-02-20T19:15:23+04:00August 29th, 2014|Switzerland, Europe|5 Comments
About the Author:
Yulia is originally Russian but truly is a world citizen in the heart. She was traveling around the world for over 4 years now. Her blog is created with the purpose to inspire people to travel more and to share her advice on how to travel "smart".


  1. Roman 29.08.2014 at 12:47 - Reply

    Джули, привет! Я как раз собираюсь в Швейцарию, планирую маршрут. Твои посты очень кстати 🙂

    • ptichkablog 29.08.2014 at 14:10 - Reply

      Чао, Ром! Рада, что полезно! Мне первый раз, когда была в Женеве только, совсем там не понравилось – скучно и дорого. Поэтому советую вот так же покататься по маленьким городкам и красивейшим местам!:)

  2. Ivan 14.11.2014 at 16:17 - Reply

    Юля, классно!
    PS: старая ссылка на wordpress в конце не работает

    • Yulia 15.11.2014 at 18:01 - Reply

      Пасиба, Вань, очень приятно!:)
      Ой, это старый блог был, все исправила теперь)

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