16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Brig
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights

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Geneva

Geneva ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva route maker tool.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Geneva is 6 hours. In August, Geneva is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Brig.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7

1
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Brig

Brig ©
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then hike along Alpine Trails.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brig trip planning site.

Getting from Geneva to Brig by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Brig hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Alpine Trails
5.0

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the views from Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Brig to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
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Observation Deck
Sunnegga
4.5

4
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Interlaken

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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Molitor (in Wengen), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Chuderhusi Aussichtsturm (in Roethenbach im Emmental). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

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

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Waterfall
Trümmelbachfälle
4.6

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Stadthaus Winterthur, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich attractions site.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
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Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

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