14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Affoltern im Emmental
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
Drive
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Gruyeres
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Altstadt Luzern to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally visit Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online driving holiday planner.

Colmar, France to Lucerne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. January in Lucerne sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Affoltern im Emmental.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Affoltern im Emmental

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): experience rural life at Emmentaler Schaukaeserei, then step into the grandiose world of Burgdorf Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Trachselwald Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Affoltern im Emmental day trip planning website.

Getting from Lucerne to Affoltern im Emmental by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Affoltern im Emmental

Historic Sites

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.
On the 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then get in on the excitement at Alpines Sportzentrum Murren. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn.

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Traveling by car from Affoltern im Emmental to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Fun & Games · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken

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.
On the 11th (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken travel itinerary planner.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Gruyeres

— 2 nights
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gruyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Gruyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gruyeres can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and then stop by Laderach. Keep things going the next day: see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip app.

You can take a train from Gruyeres to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get your bearings at Stiftsbibliothek, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich travel planning tool.

Getting from Zermatt to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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.