15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Sisikon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ernen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Newark

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then admire the striking features of Markuskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, stop by Drink-Shop Luzern, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Lucerne. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Lucerne to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sisikon.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Sisikon

Sisikon ©
Sisikon is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Le Plus Grand Carillon de Suisse, make a trip to Tellskapelle, then pause for some photo ops at Wilhelm Tell Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stoos Stanseilbahn, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fronalpstock.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sisikon trip website.

Getting from Lucerne to Sisikon by car takes about an hour. October in Sisikon sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Sisikon

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stoos, Wilhelm Tell Monument
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Fronalpstock ©
Fronalpstock
Stoos Stanseilbahn ©
Stoos Stanseilbahn
Tellskapelle ©
Tellskapelle

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 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Backdoor Snowboard, Ski, Bike & Running Shop, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Sisikon to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

2
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken online trip builder.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

1
night
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 7th (Wed): get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then steep yourself in history at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ernen.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Ernen

Ernen ©
Ernen is a municipality in the district of Goms in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, fly down the slopes at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche Ernen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Galgen Ernen and then stroll through Aletsch Arena.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ernen trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Geneva to Ernen in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Ernen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach ©
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, and then don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ernen to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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