15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 3 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'll discover tucked-away gems like La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat and Place Bourg du Four. When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Le Port d'Ouchy in Lausanne, approximately Lausanne away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

Austin, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Geneva. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in May; daily highs in Geneva reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, get great views at Gornergrat, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then get great views at Monte San Salvatore, then admire the masterpieces at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, and finally walk around Parco Ciani. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, and finally browse the exhibits of Castello di Montebello.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lugano trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 1 night
St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and finally explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz travel route website.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in May, things will get slightly colder in St. Moritz: highs are around 55°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jesuitenkirche and The Nine Towers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), The Cathedral of Bern, &more), Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from St. Moritz in May, expect Lucerne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 48°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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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.