17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  3​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Undervelier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Sementina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Weggis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Wolfwil
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paris

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Swissboat, Favarger Chocolate Factory, Mont Blanc, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Favarger Chocolate Factory, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vivarium Elapsoidea, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Blanc, then get a new perspective on things with Swissboat, and finally make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning site .

Paris, France to Geneva is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Mont Blanc
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CGN. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get around town with CGN, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat.. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, and then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne vacation planner.

Getting from Geneva to Lausanne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Undervelier.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

1
night
Undervelier

Undervelier ©
Undervelier is a former municipality in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lac Vert d'Undervelier. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): have fun at Karting Indoor Develier, admire the sheer force of Lac Vert d'Undervelier, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tour de Moron.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Undervelier trip app .

Getting from Lausanne to Undervelier by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Undervelier

Fun & Games Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Karting Indoor Develier, Tour de Moron
Highlights from your plan
Tour de Moron ©
Tour de Moron

1
night
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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip site .

Traveling by car from Undervelier to Interlaken takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
You've now added Titlis to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Titlis and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Furka Pass, identify plant and animal life at Lake Trubsee, and then snap pictures at Titlis Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Engelberg trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sementina.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Furka Pass
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee

2
nights
Sementina

Sementina ©
Sementina is a former municipality in the district of Bellinzona in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.On 2 April 2017 the former municipalities of Camorino, Claro, Giubiasco, Gnosca, Gorduno, Gudo, Moleno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Preonzo and Sant'Antonio merged into the municipality of Bellinzona.GeographySementina has an area, of 8.25km2. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally take a memorable drive along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and then make a trip to Piazza Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sementina journey planner .

You can drive from Engelberg to Sementina in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sementina when traveling from Engelberg in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Sementina

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Monte Tamaro
Highlights from your plan
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Switzerland Explorer as well as Rigi. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): go sightseeing with Switzerland Explorer, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Engelberg to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Weggis

Weggis ©
Weggis is a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.It forms part of the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uferpromenade Weggis. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, then take in the awesome beauty at Buergenstock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fronalpstock, identify plant and animal life at Sattel Hochstuckli, and then look for gifts at Felchlin Chocolate Factory Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Weggis travel planner .

Weggis is just a stone's throw from Lucerne. In August, daytime highs in Weggis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Weggis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sattel Hochstuckli, Buergenstock, Astrid-Kapelle, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, Fronalpstock
Highlights from your plan
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Fronalpstock ©
Fronalpstock

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Lake Zurich has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation app .

Getting from Weggis to Zurich by car takes about an hour. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wolfwil.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

2
nights
Wolfwil

Wolfwil ©
Wolfwil is a municipality in the district of Gäu in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland.HistoryWolfwil is first mentioned in 1266 as Wolfwiler.GeographyWolfwil has an area, of 6.88km2. Funks Ballonfahrten has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Neu-Falkenstein Castle, examine the collection at Jura World of Coffee, then view the masterpieces at Bromer Kunst, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche St. Urban.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wolfwil tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Zurich to Wolfwil in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wolfwil are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wolfwil

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jura World of Coffee, Bromer Kunst, Klosterkirche St. Urban, Neu-Falkenstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Neu-Falkenstein Castle ©
Neu-Falkenstein Castle
Klosterkirche St. Urban ©
Klosterkirche St. Urban
Jura World of Coffee ©
Jura World of Coffee

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