17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
Lausanne
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
2
Montreux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
5
Wengen
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
6
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take an in-depth tour of Musee cantonal d'archeologie et d'histoire, then examine the collection at Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, then view the masterpieces at Fondation de l'Hermitage, and finally explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Lausanne is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Lausanne is minus 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then contemplate the long history of Musée de Montreux, then stop by Maison de l'Etivaz, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip builder site .

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Lausanne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Maison de l'Etivaz, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Maison de l'Etivaz ©
Maison de l'Etivaz

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 4th (Thu), hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Laderach, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip maker app .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, stroll around Hohematte Park, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip builder .

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Aletsch Glacier, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

1
night
Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 8th (Mon), stop by Swiss Made Shop Wengen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, then hike along The Eiger Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wengen trip app .

Wengen is very close to Interlaken. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald
Highlights from your plan
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Grindelwald Museum ©
Grindelwald Museum

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and finally appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen road trip tool .

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Wengen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, view the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Railroad Station. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with SOON Galerie, see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , and finally hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern online route planner .

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Federal Building (Bundeshaus) ©
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Alpineum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rigi, then get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, and finally look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

Plan a Lucerne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bern to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Hauptbahnhof. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and browse the different shops at Sihlcity.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich online day trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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