19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bettmeralp
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. Take a break from the city and head to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Lake Zurich. Step out of Zurich to go to Neuhausen am Rheinfall and see Rhine Falls, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Jesuitenkirche. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Biosphaere Entlebuch. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern and steep yourself in history at Museggmauer.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll explore and learn at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio and Museo Vincenzo Vela. Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Santa Petronilla (in Biasca) and Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini, Santa Petronilla, Parco delle Gole della Breggia, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano

1
night
Bettmeralp

Bettmeralp ©
Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Musee du safran, then explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, then take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, and then see the sky in a new way at Sentier des Planetes.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lugano to Bettmeralp. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stockalper Palace, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, Musee du safran, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Chemin des Planetes
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG
Stockalper Palace ©
Stockalper Palace

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 inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Kleine Scheidegg. Get in touch with nature at Maennlichen and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, & more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get engrossed in the history at Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region, see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

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Traveling by train from Bettmeralp to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Maennlichen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Kleine Scheidegg
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice). On the next day, examine the collection at Chaplin's World and then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lausanne trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lausanne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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