15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to St. Moritz
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Washington

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St. Moritz

— 1 night
St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, then explore and take pictures at Muottas Muragl, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Washington, USA to St. Moritz is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington in October; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 53°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Stein am Rhein and Niederdorf. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Old Town). There's more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, Lucerne is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Escape the urban bustle at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Staubbach Waterfall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maennlichen and Lauterbrunnen Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and trek along The Eiger.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald online trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Gorner Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Riffelsee and The Matterhorn. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and trek along 5-Seenweg.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Creux du Van and Les Mines De Sel De Bex. Step off the beaten path and head to Les Bains de Lavey and Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin). When in Montreux, make a side trip to see Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, approximately Martigny away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.