15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 2 nights
End: Geneva

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the activities along Aare River and then take a stroll through Matte. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Stockhorn and then ponder the design of Ryfflibrunnen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern day trip planning website .

Geneva to Bern is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stockhorn
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Stockhorn ©
Stockhorn
Matte ©
Matte

2
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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, and finally don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sportbahnen Atzmannig and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sportbahnen Atzmannig
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Flussbad Oberer Letten ©
Flussbad Oberer Letten
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection
Sechselautenplatz ©
Sechselautenplatz

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), make a trip to The Nine Towers, then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Pilatus Bahnen AG, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and then examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lucerne are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Pilatus Bahnen AG ©
Pilatus Bahnen AG
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, and finally don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Sentiero dei fiori di Heidi, then see the interesting displays at Mill Weber House, and then have fun at Olympia Bobrun.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lucerne to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

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Engadine ©
Engadine
Engadine Museum ©
Engadine Museum
Chesa Futura ©
Chesa Futura

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take a stroll through Alpiglen. On the next day, hike along Pfingstegg, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grindelwald trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, Aletsch Glacier, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Pfingstegg ©
Pfingstegg

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and finally snap pictures at Hangebrucke. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Alpine Adventures Zermatt, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Alpine Adventures Zermatt ©
Alpine Adventures Zermatt
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Visiting Grottes de Vallorbe and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapel of the Maccabees and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica and fly down the slopes at Portes du Soleil.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grottes de Vallorbe, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Portes du Soleil ©
Portes du Soleil

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