15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lausanne
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
4
Lugano
— 2 nights
5
Zurich
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier 3000 and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get a sense of the local culture at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Place de la Palud. Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains (in Neuchatel), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon and examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Lausanne is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, Creux du Van
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Zermatt to go to Bettmeralp and see Aletsch Arena, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, trek along 5-Seenweg, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation planner.

Getting from Lausanne to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aletsch Arena
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Village and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then take an in-depth tour of Castello di Montebello, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in May, with highs in Lugano at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fondation Beyeler and Old Town Chur. Old Town and Basel Paper Mill Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Nine Towers (in Lucerne) and Basel's Old Town (in Basel). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lugano in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Basel, Old Town Chur, The Nine Towers, Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

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