16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Rhine Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then explore the galleries of Zunfthaus zur Meisen.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Nadelwehr. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne travel app .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral of Bern and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Aletsch Glacier, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ... and then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lausanne tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lausanne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

O'Coeur des Reves ..., Queen Studio Experience, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Patek Philippe Museum and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and CERN capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geneva planning site .

Getting from Lausanne to Geneva by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Beaches
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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