14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  1 h
1
St. Gallen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Lauterbrunnen
— Few hours
car:  3 h 30 min
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Zurich
— 2 nights
End: Zurich

1
day
St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Roter Platz, admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally see the interesting displays at Textile Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen trip itinerary app.

Zurich to St. Gallen is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral ©
Cathedral
Stiftsbibliothek ©
Stiftsbibliothek
Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, childrens museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Wengen and see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald road trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Highlights from your plan
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

few
hours
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases anĀ abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary tool.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then get outside with Gornergrat, then get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt journey tool.

Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

1
night
Geneva

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Geneva sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Neuhausen am Rheinfall to see Rhine Falls about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip website.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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