17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Schaffhausen
— 2 nights
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St. Gallen
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Saint-Luc
— 1 night
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Martigny
— 2 nights
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kloster Einsiedeln and Uferpromenade Weggis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glasi Hergiswil and Hofkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Jesuitenkirche, &more). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Limmat and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Kloster Einsiedeln, Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

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Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen ©
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen, then examine the collection at Museum zu Allerheiligen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Burg Radegg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Munot, then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloessli Woerth.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Schaffhausen tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Schaffhausen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Schaffhausen can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen
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Munot ©
Munot
Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum ©
Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum
Museum zu Allerheiligen ©
Museum zu Allerheiligen

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St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Werdenberg and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Saurer Museum, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and then examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Gallen trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Schaffhausen to St. Gallen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saurer Museum, Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Schloss Werdenberg
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Schloss Werdenberg ©
Schloss Werdenberg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen and then admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint-Luc.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Reichenbach Falls, Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Schynige Platte, Schloss Thun, St. Beatus Hoehlen
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Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun
Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls

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Saint-Luc

Saint-Luc ©
Saint-Luc is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. On the 25th (Sat), get outside with Barrage de Moiry, then see the sky in a new way at Chemin des Planetes, and then see the interesting displays at Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Luc trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Saint-Luc by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Martigny.

Things to do in Saint-Luc

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Barrage de Moiry
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Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud ©
Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud

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Martigny

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Derborence Lake and then have some family-friendly fun at RealFly. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tanay.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Martigny attractions planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Luc to Martigny in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Martigny

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Derborence Lake, Lac de Tanay, RealFly
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Derborence Lake ©
Derborence Lake
Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Elysee and then learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Martigny to Lausanne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee

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Zurich

Zurich ©
On the 29th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Enge.

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Drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Glasi Hergiswil, Schloss Rapperswil
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Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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