15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, get curious at CERN, and take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis.

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Birmingham, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in August, you will find days in Geneva are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Tierpark Dahlholzli (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Jungfraujoch, stop by Mont -Bell Grindelwald, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, and stroll around Hohematte Park.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of Lucerne to go to Aarau and see Freibad Schachen, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and stroll through Ufschotti Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour itinerary website.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Strandbad Arbon in Arbon, approximately Arbon away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get your game on at Virtual Reality Center, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.