15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Basel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Montreux
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Roman Columns, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geneva driving holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Geneva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, with highs in Geneva at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roman Columns
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe
Roman Columns ©
Roman Columns

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, steep yourself in history at The Collegiale church, then examine the collection at Le Chateau de Morges Et Ses Musees, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Bois-de-Vaux. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg, examine the collection at Musee Historique de Lausanne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, then step into the grandiose world of Palais De Rumine, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Zoology - Lausanne, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Le Chateau de Morges Et Ses Musees
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Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
The Collegiale church ©
The Collegiale church
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

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nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and then have fun and explore at Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Brig
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1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Indipendenza, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bellinzona in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lungolago Di Ascona
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Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Peterskirche, then get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, then examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum Riehen, and finally stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, examine the collection at Augusta Raurica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Basel.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel journey planning tool .

Drive from Bellinzona to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bellinzona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Basel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Spielzeugmuseum Riehen, Augusta Raurica, Pantheon Basel
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Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Offene Kirche Elisabethen ©
Offene Kirche Elisabethen
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen ©
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Platzspitz Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then explore the galleries of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, and then explore the activities along Seebad Enge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Platzspitz Park ©
Platzspitz Park
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, stroll around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Montreux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
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Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune ©
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Geneva

Geneva ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): shop like a local with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, then look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and finally examine the collection at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, and then examine the collection at Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheque et Musee.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva vacation builder app .

You can take a train from Montreux to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee Militaire Genevois, Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheque et Musee
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