14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux visit site.

Sydney, Australia to Montreux is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
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 29th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt vacation maker app.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Staubbach Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Speed Boats Tours. Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Aare Gorge in Meiringen, about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Interlaken fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): trek along Tibetan bridge "Carasc", explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bellinzona online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in August, expect Bellinzona to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town and Hofkirche will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rosengart Collection and Jesuitenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planner.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Lucerne in 2 hours. Traveling from Bellinzona in August, expect Lucerne to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.