16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Riga

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Portes du Soleil and then take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geneva road trip website .

Riga, Latvia to Geneva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Geneva. When traveling from Riga in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Portes du Soleil ©
Portes du Soleil
Vieux-Carouge ©
Vieux-Carouge

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen, appreciate the history behind Simsonbrunnen, view the masterpieces at Detonation, then ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nydegg Church (Nydeggkirche), and finally enjoy some diversion at Freibad Marzili. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, then pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bern tour planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Mosesbrunnen ©
Mosesbrunnen
Church of the Holy Ghost ©
Church of the Holy Ghost
French Church ©
French Church

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bergfuhrerdenkmal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society
Parish church of St Mauritius ©
Parish church of St Mauritius

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Thun-Panorama, then explore the historical opulence of Oberhofen Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen, and finally stroll around Hohematte Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oberhofen Castle, Thun-Panorama, Lauterbrunnen Village, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Speed Boats Tours
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen ©
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen

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 23rd (Sat), wander the streets of Alpiglen, then trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then stop by Molitor, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, then appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, and finally take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary maker site .

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Molitor, The Eiger
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
The Wetterhorn ©
The Wetterhorn
Grindelwald Museum ©
Grindelwald Museum

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, examine the collection at Richard Wagner Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and finally see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner .

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. November in Lucerne sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Glasi Hergiswil
Highlights from your plan
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, and finally see the interesting displays at Nietzsche-Haus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Heidi's blumenweg, get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum, make a trip to The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, then make a trip to Chesa Futura, and finally enjoy some diversion at Olympia Bobrun.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz travel route builder website .

You can drive from Lucerne to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums Spas Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nietzsche-Haus, Lake Silvaplana
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Nietzsche-Haus ©
Nietzsche-Haus
Engadine Museum ©
Engadine Museum
The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz ©

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle and Museum Muhlerama. Schloss Habsburg and Nordamerika Native Museum (NONAM) will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Parish Church of St. John in Rapperswil (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche.

Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Parish Church of St. John, Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle, Schloss Habsburg
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle ©
Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle
Schloss Habsburg ©
Schloss Habsburg

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