20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner

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Zurich
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Schaffhausen
— 1 day
Drive
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St. Gallen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 day
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Lausanne
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip tool.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. In May, Zurich is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Schaffhausen

— 1 day
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Laufen, then stroll through Rhine Falls, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Schaffhausen day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Schaffhausen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

St. Gallen

— 3 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and finally don't miss a visit to Roter Platz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, get outside with Seealpsee, then stop by Flauderei, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schaffhausen to St. Gallen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Basel (Pfalz, Basel Minster, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne vacation maker app.

Getting from St. Gallen to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 1 day
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 7th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt route maker.

Drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, gain a rich perspective with Sherlock Holmes Museum, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online holiday builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bern

— 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 12th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Lausanne

— 4 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Montreux (Montreux Lakeside, Freddie Mercury Statue, &more), O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and take a tour of La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Lausanne day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Geneva

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 16th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.