17 days in Switzerland, Lousa & Lake Geneva Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Lousa & Lake Geneva Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Corsier-sur-Vevey
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Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Lousa
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Lousa, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Lake Geneva
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Lake Geneva, United States
— 4 nights
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Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Ascenseur panoramique Plein Ciel, then do a tasting at Maurice Neyroud, then don't miss a visit to Charlie Chaplin's Grave, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corsier-sur-Vevey trip builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Corsier-sur-Vevey is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Corsier-sur-Vevey

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt tour builder app.

You can drive from Corsier-sur-Vevey to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Wengen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Classes

Wengen, Switzerland

— 1 night
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then tee off at Minigolf, and finally look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wengen road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Wengen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Nature · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 20th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. On your second day here, stroll through Maennlichen and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online trip itinerary planner.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lousa.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Lousa, Portugal

— 2 nights
Lousã is a municipality in the district of Coimbra, in the central part of Portugal. Explore Lousa's surroundings by going to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, O Sitio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca and make a trip to Aldeia do Talasnal.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lousa trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grindelwald to Lousa. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lousa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Geneva.

Things to do in Lousa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, United States

— 4 nights
Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Geneva: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee). The adventure continues: trek along Geneva Lake Shore Path, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Baha'i House of Worship, and admire the natural beauty at Rotary Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lake Geneva road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lousa to Lake Geneva. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lousa to Lake Geneva. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lousa in October; daily highs in Lake Geneva reach 19°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lake Geneva

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.