16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Interlaken
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Lausanne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Aare Gorge and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Schloss THUN (in Thun), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken itinerary site .

Knoxville, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Interlaken is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Knoxville in May: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 63°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Schloss THUN, Maennlichen, Aare Gorge, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Mountaineers' Cemetery and Intercontinental Church Society for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Ski Service (in Verbier). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Service, Chateau de Tourbillon
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Ski Service ©
Ski Service

4
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Explore hidden gems such as Chaplin's World and Jeunes Rives. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier 3000 and Creux du Van. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat (in Peseux), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Sauvabelin Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Montreux, Neuchatel, Eglise Romane de Rougemont, Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat, Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünster Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Altstadt Luzern, & more) and Lac de Claus (in Sedrun). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, wander the streets of Schipfe, stop by Confiserie Sprungli, and get great views at Lindenhof.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lac de Claus
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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