15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 1 night
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
5
Geneva
— 3 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Lenzburg, explore the historical opulence of Wildegg Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Ermitage. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Basilea, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, thenget engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Basel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Basel. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wildegg Castle, Schloss Lenzburg, Ermitage
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Schloss Lenzburg ©
Schloss Lenzburg
Offene Kirche Elisabethen ©
Offene Kirche Elisabethen
Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Museggmauer. Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden and Kloster Einsiedeln will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lucerne to go to Rapperswil and see Schloss Rapperswil, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne travel route planner.

Drive from Basel to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Kloster Einsiedeln, Bad Hirsgarten
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln

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.
You've now added Hang Gliding Interlaken to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Giessbachfälle and Axalp. Explore hidden gems such as Sherlock Holmes Museum and Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Grindelwald (Maennlichen Royal Walk, Maennlichen Romantic Trail, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, take in breathtaking views at Swissraft-Activity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Brienz, Sherlock Holmes Museum, North face Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hang Gliding Interlaken ©
Hang Gliding Interlaken
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Barrage de Moiry. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Opale and Fondation Pierre Arnaud. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans-Montana--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Gornergrat, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, explore the activities along Stellisee, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lens, Barrage de Moiry, Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre
Highlights from your plan
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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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.
Visiting Bains des Paquis and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Eglise Russe and Esplanade de Montbenon. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Terres de Lavaux (in Lutry) and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online visit planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Vieux-Carouge, Terres de Lavaux, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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