15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
train:  15​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Lausanne
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, then walk around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Generoso.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lugano day trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lugano is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Lugano, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ottawa in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lugano, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Monte Generoso
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Monte Generoso ©
Monte Generoso

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail, then get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., then take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, and finally make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen planning app .

You can drive from Lugano to Lauterbrunnen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

North face Trail
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Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, then take in breathtaking views at Swissraft-Activity, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): walk around Hohematte Park, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Interlaken holiday maker website .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Beatus Hoehlen, Giessbachfälle
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Speed Boats Tours
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle
St. Beatus Hoehlen ©
St. Beatus Hoehlen

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, then identify plant and animal life at Verenaschlucht, and then explore the activities along Aare River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, take a stroll through Matte, then admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, then admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Verenaschlucht, Taubenlochschlucht
Highlights from your plan
Verenaschlucht ©
Verenaschlucht
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grottes de Vallorbe and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Escape the urban bustle at Great St. Bernard Pass and Les Bisses de Nendaz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Les Gorges du Durnand (in Bovernier), l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Mont-Fort (in Verbier). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat., contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Emosson, appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, and don't miss a visit to Vieille ville.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vieille ville, Les Gorges du Durnand, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, Great St. Bernard Pass
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Lac d'Emosson ©
Lac d'Emosson
Great St. Bernard Pass ©
Great St. Bernard Pass

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva online trip planner .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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