15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Neuchatel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Old Town and Haus zum Rech will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lucerne to go to Zurich and see Bahnhofstrasse, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner.

Newark, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Lucerne is 6 hours. In July, Lucerne is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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 Schlosskirche. Step out of the city life by going to Grindelwald-First and Trümmelbachfälle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Kirche St Peter & Paul, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, delve into the distant past at Rothenfluh Ruins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, 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 bus; or 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt vacation maker website.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Neuchatel

— 2 nights
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.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Neuchatel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Neuchatel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

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 see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lausanne trip itinerary builder.

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

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.