16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Schaffhausen
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva attractions planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
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, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

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Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bern vacation maker tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gruyeres Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne vacation builder site .

Getting from Bern to Lucerne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen ©
Schaffhausen is a town with historic roots, a municipality in northern Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of the same name; it has an estimated population of 36,000. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Altstadt Schaffhausen, then take in the pleasant sights at Cascate Di Scaffhusen, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot. On the next day, get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, then see the interesting displays at Museum zu Allerheiligen, and then get great views at Rhine Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Schaffhausen online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Schaffhausen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Swiss Science Center Technorama, Rhine Falls
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Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Munot ©
Munot

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Schaffhausen to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraum√ľnster Church ©
Fraum√ľnster Church

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