15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lausanne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chaplin's World and Bains des Paquis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Geneva (Lake Geneva, Patek Philippe Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip planning tool .

Charlotte, USA to Lausanne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wengen Day Trips and SOON Galerie. Take a break from the city and head to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald), Zermatt (Intercontinental Church Society, The Matterhorn, & more) and Molitor (in Wengen). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Maennlichen, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lausanne to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Zermatt, Maennlichen, Aletsch Glacier, Molitor
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Mt Pilatus. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Ufschotti Park, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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