15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour planner

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Naturzentrum Thurauen, and then identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. You will leave for Lucerne on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Old Town). There's more to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

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 7th (Thu): stroll through The Eiger and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Grindelwald tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then take a tour by water with Fly Fish Zermatt.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Lausanne

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Wine Tours (in Montreux) and Les Bains de Lavey (in Lavey-les-Bains). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wineries · Spas · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Geneva

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip maker app.

Drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.