16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  16​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geneva online itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Geneva reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip website .

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Jungfraujoch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. On your second day here, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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