15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Saleve and Lakeside Promenade Fleuri. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & Sauvabelin Tower). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva tour builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Geneva due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

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Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip maker site .

Getting from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen by train takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Diavolezza. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip maker tool .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

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You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Zurich when traveling from St. Moritz in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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