14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip tool .

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geneva. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip tool .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, classes, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, don't miss a visit to JungfrauPark Interlaken, and have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken vacation planning app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

2
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald Area trip website .

Grindelwald Area is just a short distance from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Titlis Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trubsee, and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Engelberg trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald Area to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Hallenbad City ©
Hallenbad City

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