15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 3 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Aare Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Rosengart Collection and Old Town Chur. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online visit planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Zurich hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Old Town Chur
4.3
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Canyon
Aare Gorge
4.7

1
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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Bellinzone, then shop like a local with OnArte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona road trip website.

You can drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Castelgrande
4.6

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Aletsch Glacier
4.8

2
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip maker website.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.8

2
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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 11th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then do a tasting at Maurice Neyroud, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Cloitre, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and finally Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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HR Giger Museum
4.2

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Beyeler and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Visit Augusta Raurica and Schloss Thun for their historical value. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to St. Ursenkathedrale (in Soleure) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: stop by Basel's Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, and see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Montreux to Basel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Basel, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Augusta Raurica
4.4
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Must see
Fondation Beyeler
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Basel Paper Mill Museum
4.7

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