14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Zurich. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Classes

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.