16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
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Kandersteg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Geneva

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary site.

Chennai, India to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Geneva, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in August, you will find days in Geneva are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zermatt travel route builder website.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Kandersteg

— 2 nights
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lotschberg Base Tunnel, then let little ones run wild at Nature Park Blausee, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Kandersteg-Allmenalp Klettersteig, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelboden, then trek along Gemmi Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandersteg travel route planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Kandersteg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally explore the activities along Aare River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can drive from Kandersteg to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen driving holiday website.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, take in the awesome beauty at Faulhorn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and finally look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald itinerary builder site.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Mt Pilatus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich route site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.