15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation). Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve.

Discover how to plan a Geneva trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Asheville, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Asheville to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Asheville in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Geneva, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then head outdoors with Elfenau, then examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bern holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, get great views at Gornergrat, and see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip maker tool.

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Lenk im Simmental

— 2 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Trottiland, then hit the slopes at Adelboden, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally stroll through Tschentenalp. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg and then stroll through Bergbahnen Lenk.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In February, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Lieselotte Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. On the next day, stroll through Bussalp and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online route planner.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.