15 days in Switzerland & Yvoire Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Yvoire Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Yvoire, France
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip site.

Panama City, Panama to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Panama City to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in May, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Yvoire.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Yvoire, France

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through La Chataigniere - Domaine de Rovoree and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Cinq Sens.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yvoire trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Geneva to Yvoire by car takes about an hour. May in Yvoire sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Montreux.

Things to do in Yvoire

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montreux online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Yvoire to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Switzerland

— 1 night
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gruyeres travel route site.

Drive from Montreux to Gruyeres in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Gruyeres sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

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 26th (Wed): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gruyeres to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Kunsthaus, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online holiday planner.

Drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 30th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen road trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.