15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Neuchatel
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Newark

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. Old Town and Haus zum Rech will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Newark, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Lucerne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Lucerne at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rigi ©
Rigi

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Unspunnen Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Trümmelbachfälle and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Bern (Kirche St Peter & Paul, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, steep yourself in history at Rothenfluh Ruins, and look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken travel planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and Gorner Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Intercontinental Church Society and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 22nd (Wed), try to win big at Casino Neuchatel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, explore the activities along Lac de Neuchatel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de l'Ermitage, and finally take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van. On the next day, examine the collection at International Museum of Watches, view the masterpieces at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Collegiale church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée d'art et d'histoire.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Neuchatel trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Neuchatel takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

International Museum of Watches, Creux du Van
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The Collegiale church ©
The Collegiale church
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, and finally examine the collection at HR Giger Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lausanne trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Neuchatel to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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