15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Rigi). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Lucknow, India to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lucknow in January, you will find days in Zurich are colder (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1
night
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 6th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Engelberg online tour planner.

Getting from Zurich to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Engelberg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Saas-Fee (Saas Fee Ski Resort & Ice Pavilion). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Geneva

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 (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, make a trip to The Flower Clock, then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

1
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Montreux

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 (Tue): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreux visit planner.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Bern

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 13th (Wed): ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.