14 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  3​h
3
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tampa, United States

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool .

Tampa to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in April, with highs in Philadelphia at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Zurich takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Balzers.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

5
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Geneva (The Flower Clock, The Geneva Water Fountain, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Lausanne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne route app .

Getting from Zurich to Lausanne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Walk of Climb, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip builder .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 13th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, walk around Hohematte Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). See some other sides of Zurich: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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