16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Lucerne
1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
cable car:  30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Interlaken
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Basel

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Mt. Rigi will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Grossmunster & Bahnhofstrasse). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then wander the streets of Alpiglen, and finally examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, stop by Molitor, then see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Molitor, Jungfraujoch, Stockalper Palace, Vieille Ville de Thoune, Spas
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then make a trip to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, and finally don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church.

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Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Central Sport
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Central Sport ©
Central Sport

6
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 inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll explore and learn at Kindermuseum Creaviva and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (SOON Galerie, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, & more), Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip maker tool .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World, Creux du Van, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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