13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Zurich are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Lauterbrunnen

— 6 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Jungfraujoch has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Beatus Hoehlen and Staubbach Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lauterbrunnen: Spiezer Rundwanderweg (in Spiez), Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Rodelbahn Oeschinensee (in Kandersteg). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano and then kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse and then delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August in Lugano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jesuitenkirche and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lucerne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, expect Lucerne to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.