16 days in Switzerland & Schengen Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Schengen Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Schengen Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Schengen, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Fraumünster Church & Lake Zurich), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne tour planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Lucerne is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Islamabad in September, with highs in Lucerne at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Geneva (Lake Geneva, The Geneva Water Fountain, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne and have some family-friendly fun at Second World.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lausanne takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Schengen.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva, Second World, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
Second World ©
Second World

2
nights
Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen ©
Schengen is a small wine-making town and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at European Museum Schengen, then do a tasting at Domaine Henri Ruppert, then identify plant and animal life at Haff Reimech, and finally examine the collection at Musee A Possen.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Schengen visit website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lausanne to Schengen. October in Schengen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Schengen

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee A Possen
Highlights from your plan
Haff Reimech ©
Haff Reimech
Musee A Possen ©
Musee A Possen
European Museum Schengen ©
European Museum Schengen

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