15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (La Collection'Air Art Park, Lion Monument, &more) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & St Gallus Catholic Church). And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Zurich is minus 9 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Adrenalin Skischule Lenk (in Lenk im Simmental) and Bern (Clock Tower - Zytglogge, Zahringerbrunnen, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, and get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get little chillier in Interlaken: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, Maennlichen, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and take in the views from Hangebrucke.

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Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. January in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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