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
Drive:  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 Pilatus Luzern. Old Town and Haus zum Rech will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse). 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

Side Trip

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

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 Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Step out of the city life by going to Harderkulm and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Kirche St Peter & Paul, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more) and Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & Vogts Corner). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, delve into the distant past at Unspunnen Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and get to know the fascinating history of Rothenfluh Ruins.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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 Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt journey planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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, thentake 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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Collegiale church, thenappreciate 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 train from Zermatt to Neuchatel takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Creux du Van, International Museum of Watches
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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, thenstep 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 train; 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, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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