15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Verbier
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Sion
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saas-Fee
— 3 nights
bus + train:  2​h
5
Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Basel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Fargo

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online sightseeing planner .

Fargo, USA to Geneva is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fargo to Geneva. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verbier.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

1
night
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hit the slopes at Bruson Ski Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vivid Snowboarding.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verbier road trip app .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Verbier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Sion.

Things to do in Verbier

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Vivid Snowboarding ©
Vivid Snowboarding
Bruson Ski Area ©
Bruson Ski Area

1
night
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. On the 26th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Grande Dixence, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the activities along Derborence Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sion fast, fun, and easy.

Take a train from Verbier to Sion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Sion

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Grande Dixence ©
Grande Dixence
Derborence Lake ©
Derborence Lake

3
nights
Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee ©
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Explore Saas-Fee's surroundings by going to Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald) and The Matterhorn (in Zermatt). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Saas-Fee online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sion to Saas-Fee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail, The Matterhorn, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally appreciate the history behind Barenpark.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Saas-Fee to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online trip planner .

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

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night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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night
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, then make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Basel by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Basel, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 3rd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner .

You can drive from Basel to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Basel in August: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich online holiday planner .

Getting from St. Moritz to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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