16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lugano
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Lausanne
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
7
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Boston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedrale de St-Pierre as well as Free Walk Geneva.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation planning website.

Boston, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Geneva is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Free Walk Geneva ©
Free Walk Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Beatus Hoehlen, Jungfraujoch, Paragliding Interlaken, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Beatus Hoehlen, Jungfraujoch, Paragliding Interlaken
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
St. Beatus Hoehlen ©
St. Beatus Hoehlen
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You've now added Lido di Lugano to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lugano road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Lugano sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Beaches Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riffelsee as well as Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Lugano to Zermatt in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge ©
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chaplin's World as well as Chateau de Chillon. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux and then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montreux travel route website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux

few
hours
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip itinerary app.

Lausanne is just a short distance from Montreux. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escaliers du Marche ©
Escaliers du Marche

1
night
Geneva

Geneva
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva planning app.

Getting from Lausanne to Geneva by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks

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