17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grottes de Vallorbe and Lac d'Emosson. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux), Parc de l'Independance (in Morges) and Lausanne (La Suisse Steam paddle boat., Esplanade de Montbenon, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Geneva is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Geneva are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Grottes de Vallorbe, Lac d'Emosson, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Parc de l'Independance
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des Planetes and Church-Fortress of Valere. Venture out of the city with trips to Sion (RealFly & Grande Dixence). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, stroll through Trockener Steg, and get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Sion, Chemin des Planetes, Grande Dixence
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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aare Gorge and Thunersee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken tour itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oeschinen Lake, Maennlichen, Thunersee, Giessbachfälle, Staubbach Waterfall
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Speed Boats Tours
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbey Library and Caumasee. Kids will appreciate attractions like Swiss Science Center Technorama and Badi Schonenbodensee. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge & The Nine Towers), Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (in Goldau) and Titlis Bridge (in Engelberg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions tool .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Basel, St. Gallen, Lucerne, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Caumasee
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Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

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