15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner

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Fly
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex.

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

Washington DC, USA to Montreux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glacier 3000 ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Glacier 3000
4.4
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
4.6

2
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 9th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary site.

Getting from Montreux to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7
Jeunes Rives ©
Beach
Jeunes Rives
4.8

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.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Popular historic sites such as Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church are in your itinerary. When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see Minigolf in Wengen, approximately Wengen away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, stop by Vogts Corner, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in August, you will find days in Interlaken are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Waterfall
Trümmelbachfälle
4.6
Maennlichen ©
Mountain
Maennlichen
4.7

2
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've now added DragonView.ch Paragliding Adventure to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with DragonView.ch Paragliding Adventure, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then stop by Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6

2
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Lenk im Simmental

Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Take a break from the city and head to Sibe Brunne and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz. Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont), Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg) and Wispile (in Gstaad). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle and visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental vacation tool.

Drive from Zurich to Lenk im Simmental in 3 hours. August in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Simmenfalle ©
Waterfall
Simmenfalle
4.6
Gemmi Pass ©
Hiking Trail
Gemmi Pass
4.6

3
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Ufschotti Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally stroll through Ufschotti Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and then take in the views from Nadelwehr.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne vacation builder website.

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Jesuitenkirche ©
Church
Jesuitenkirche
4.6
Basel Minster ©
Historic Site
Basel Minster
4.6
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Wildlife Area
Biosphaere Entlebuch
5.0

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