18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— Few hours
2
Bern
— 2 nights
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken
— 3 nights
6
Lucerne
— 4 nights
7
Rapperswil
— 1 day
8
Zurich
— 4 nights

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hours
Basel

Basel
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Find out how to plan Basel trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Manchester, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Basel is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Basel: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. You will leave for Bern on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

2
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Bundesplatz to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bern driving holiday planner.

Getting from Basel to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

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.
Parc La Grange has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève and then stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and finally stroll around Parc La Grange.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maison Cailler, La Maison du Gruyere and Gruyeres Castle. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Montreux attractions planning tool.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Maison Cailler, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Maison Cailler ©
Maison Cailler
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald-First, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz and identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Interlaken travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Furka Pass, Lake Brienz, Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald-First
Highlights from your plan
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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 Titlis as well as Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Bring the kids along to Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Rapperswil.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
day
Rapperswil

Rapperswil ©
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Laufen.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapperswil road trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Rapperswil in an hour. August in Rapperswil sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Laufen, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Schloss Laufen ©
Schloss Laufen

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nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Buerkliplatz, Town Hall (Rathaus), Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Zoo Zurich. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town.

Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Zurich is very close to Rapperswil. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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