15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  2 h
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lausanne
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Boston

1
night
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've added Place Bourg du Four, Notre Dame Basilica, Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then explore the world behind art at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Boston to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder tool.

Getting from Geneva to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town, Passenger Diaries and Spreuer Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Lake Zurich & Fraumünster Church). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, get great views at Jungfraujoch, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip site .

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Parasailing & Paragliding, Jungfraujoch
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Matterhorn. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Clock Tower - Zytglogge, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), & more) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and stroll through Maennlichen.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary app .

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, The Matterhorn, Trümmelbachfälle
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lausanne: Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Lakeside Promenade Fleuri) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne trip builder app.

Getting from Interlaken to Lausanne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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