15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gimmelwald
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lugano
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Lausanne

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne journey planning tool.

Drive from Zurich to Lausanne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zermatt

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 16th (Mon): make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then grab a seat and go on Gornergrat. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zermatt journey maker tool.

You can drive from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

1
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Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gimmelwald travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Gimmelwald with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Gimmelwald can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

2
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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then steep yourself in history at Festung Vitznau, then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimmelwald to Lucerne. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gimmelwald in December: highs in Lucerne hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Flauderei, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then don't miss a visit to Kirchturm Heiden, and finally stroll through Witzweg. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Appenzell takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pontresina.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pontresina

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl.

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Getting from Appenzell to Pontresina by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pontresina can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Pontresina

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Convento dei Cappuccini, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicolao della Flue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip site.

You can drive from Pontresina to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Pontresina in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.