16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, and then Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva sightseeing planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Geneva to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Place de la Palud, Grottes de Vallorbe, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss THUN, and finally shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Maennlichen, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen, Schloss THUN, Aare Gorge, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, explore the historical opulence of Sasso Corbaro Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona road trip site .

Getting from Interlaken to Bellinzona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, Bellinzona is a bit warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the views at Val Fex, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, and then admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Park Centre Zernez, then head outdoors with Lake Sils, and then explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz visit planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bellinzona in June, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sils im Engadin, National Park Centre, Lake Silvaplana
Highlights from your plan
Val Fex ©
Val Fex
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Lake Sils ©
Lake Sils

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Jesuitenkirche and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried. Visit Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch & Mt Pilatus), Historisches Museum Baden (in Baden) and Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, make a trip to Niederdorf, and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturzentrum Thurauen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Klingnauer Stausee, Historisches Museum Baden, Naturzentrum Thurauen, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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