15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h
1
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Newark

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido San Domenico, learn more about the world around you at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, then make a trip to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and finally hike along Olive Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Lugano is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Lugano to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bellinzona
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and Segantini Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Tarasp and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to National Park Centre (in Zernez), Guarda (in Guarda) and Albula Pass (in La Punt-Chamues-ch). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, take a memorable drive along Maloja Pass, and head outdoors with Sentiero dei fiori di Heidi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz vacation builder site.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 60°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, National Park Centre, Guarda, Albula Pass, Schloss Tarasp
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National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Engadine ©
Engadine
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, pause for some serene contemplation at St Gallus Catholic Church, then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne day trip site.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, Lucerne is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, stroll through Maennlichen Royal Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Brienz, Lauterbrunnen Church, North face Trail
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Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle
Grosse Scheidegg ©
Grosse Scheidegg
Axalp ©
Axalp

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", and finally take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Zermatt holiday maker website.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Parasailing & Paragliding
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get outdoors at Jeunes Rives and Marmot's Paradise (Marmottes Paradis). Popular historic sites such as The Collegiale church and Chateau de Neuchatel are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Fribourg (Musee Suisse de la Marionnette, Pont du Milieu, &more) and Roman Amphitheatre (in Avenches). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Vincent, stroll around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montreux road trip planning app.

Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fribourg, Neuchatel, Lausanne, Maurice Neyroud, Roman Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
The Collegiale church ©
The Collegiale church
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

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