15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  12​h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Orlando

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich attractions planner.

Orlando, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Zurich is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Parapark Zurich ©
Parapark Zurich

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Seilpark Interlaken and Tierpark Dahlholzli will thrill your kids. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Zahringerbrunnen), The Matterhorn (in Zermatt) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Interlaken route planning website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail, Trümmelbachfälle, The Matterhorn
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chaplin's World and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne), Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard (in Finhaut) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's much more to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, get curious at CERN, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Geneva travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Childrens Museums Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Cathedrale de Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
CERN
CERN

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