15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Murren
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Appreciate the collections at Museum Rietberg and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Franziskanerkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip website .

Minneapolis, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Zurich. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, things will get a bit warmer in Zurich: highs are around 52°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Visit Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kunstmuseum Appenzell and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Venture out of the city with trips to Strandbad Arbon (in Arbon) and Badi Schonenbodensee (in Wildhaus). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Appenzell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell route builder website .

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Appenzell are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz, Strandbad Arbon, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Zeughaus Teufen
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

2
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wengen Day Trips and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Murren travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Murren with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Day Trips, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, then see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , then examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, and finally examine the collection at Swiss Brand Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Murren to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Jeunes Rives
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

3
nights
Geneva

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.
Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Bains des Paquis and Lake Geneva will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) in Lausanne (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, House of Basketball, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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