15 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Leukerbad, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Kandersteg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Wengen, Switzerland
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 day
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Morcote, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Meiringen, Switzerland
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Lungern, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker website.

Linkoping, Sweden to Geneva is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Linkoping in July, you will find days in Geneva are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montreux driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Museums

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Leukerbad, Switzerland

— 1 night
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Thermalquellenweg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leukerbad road trip website.

You can drive from Montreux to Leukerbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Kandersteg, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Explore Kandersteg's surroundings by going to Lotschberg Base Tunnel (in Frutigen), Adelboden (in Adelboden) and Lotschental Valley (in Blatten). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, have fun at Nature Park Blausee, look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandersteg route planner.

You can drive from Leukerbad to Kandersteg in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen travel tool.

Traveling by car from Kandersteg to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thun.
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Thun, Switzerland

— 1 night
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Central Church Of Thun.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Thun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Thun are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 day
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 17th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Thun. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wengen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Wengen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Wengen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Grindelwald on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald route builder site.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Wengen. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Historic Sites

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
St.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, then stroll through Muottas Muragl, and then get great views at Diavolezza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz travel route planning website.

Drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Varenna, Italy

— 1 day
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varenna day trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Varenna by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in July, things will get a bit warmer in Varenna: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 day

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lugano route builder website.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Lugano takes 1.5 hours. In July in Lugano, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Morcote on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Morcote, Switzerland

— 1 day
Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano.With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio".HistoryMorcote is first mentioned historically in 926 as Murcau, which comes from the Latin Morae caput, meaning head of the hill. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Alprose Schokolade-Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Al Maglio, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Di Sant'Antonio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Scherrer.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Morcote trip itinerary maker website.

Morcote is just a short distance from Lugano. July in Morcote sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Meiringen.

Things to do in Morcote

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Meiringen, Switzerland

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Meiringen vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Morcote to Meiringen in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Morcote in July, expect Meiringen to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Lungern on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Meiringen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Lungern, Switzerland

Lungern is a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lungern day trip app.

Lungern is just a stone's throw from Meiringen. In July, daytime highs in Lungern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lungern

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 day
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne vacation builder app.

You can drive from Lungern to Lucerne in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."