22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sils im Engadin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Locarno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 1 night
Fly

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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Walk Lucerne as well as Lake Lucerne. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Free Walk Lucerne and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary builder app.

Roanoke, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Roanoke to Lucerne. Traveling from Roanoke in August, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sils im Engadin.

Things to do in Lucerne

Tours · Nature · Parks

Sils im Engadin

— 4 nights
Step out of Sils im Engadin with an excursion to Landwasser Viaduct in Filisur--about 1h 10 min away.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sils im Engadin trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Sils im Engadin takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lucerne in August, with highs in Sils im Engadin at 67°F and lows at 51°F. You will leave for Locarno on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Sils im Engadin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Locarno

— 3 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kids will enjoy Falconeria Locarno and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Malcantone Museum and Chateaux de Bellinzone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Locarno: Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore) and Val Fex (in Sils im Engadin).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sils im Engadin to Locarno takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sils im Engadin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Locarno: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Lauterbrunnen

— 5 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lauterbrunnen Village, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn and Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Classes

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern as well as Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Burgdorf Castle, then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
You've added Lake Geneva, Palais des Nations, Genève, Fromagerie Bruand, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: get curious at CERN, then stop by Fromagerie Bruand, and then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

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Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Nature

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
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You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.