14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy CERN and Bains des Paquis. Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
CERN
CERN
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally examine the collection at Chaplin's World. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bern trip maker site .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Theme Parks Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chaplin's World
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Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Bring the kids along to Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Seilpark Interlaken. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Zoo Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip app .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Parapark Zurich ©
Parapark Zurich

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