17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights

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Geneva

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kids will enjoy Lake Geneva and The Geneva Water Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva online tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Geneva reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Sciffmandli & Rhine Falls). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and explore the activities along Limmat.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich route planning site.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Titlis and Lake Lucerne make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne journey planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Airtime Paragliding ©
Airtime Paragliding

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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.
Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and Buchhandlung Boedeli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Grindelwald-First) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, get interesting insight from Skydive Switzerland, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary website.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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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 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse. Keep things going the next day: hike along 5-Seenweg, get the adrenaline pumping with Forest Fun Park Zermatt, and then cruise along Gornergrat.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel app.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Forest Fun Park Zermatt ©
Forest Fun Park Zermatt

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