15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip maker

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Bern
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Thun and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Bern is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bern when traveling from San Jose in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 4 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rothenfluh Ruins and Schlosskirche. Get outdoors at Trümmelbachfälle and Speed Boats Tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, stroll around Hohematte Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and skim along the rocks with Swissraft Activity.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern and then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Limmatquai and Lake Zurich. Old Town and Wasserkirche will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Niederdorf, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.