14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

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Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lucerne and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lucerne is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then stroll through The Eiger. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then explore the activities along Aare River, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, hike along 5-Seenweg, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt driving holiday site.

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.