15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Aare Gorge and The Rosengart Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen), Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (in Goldau) and Zurich (Limmat & Lake Zurich). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Lucerne, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Lucerne at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Brienz and The Eiger. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). There's much more to do: stroll through Maennlichen, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip builder website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunnegga and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and stop by Laderach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online tour itinerary builder.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Locarno

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Tibetan bridge "Carasc", take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno and then make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Locarno in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Locarno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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On the 13th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take a memorable drive along Albula Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Diavolezza, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and then trek along Val Fex.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz route planner.

You can drive from Locarno to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Locarno in August; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.