17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— Few hours

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Geneva

Geneva ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geneva, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Trapgame in Charrat (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: cruise along Gornergrat, explore the activities along Riffelsee, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Trapgame ©
Trapgame

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more), Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, hit the slopes at Maennlichen, test your team's savvy at Mystery Rooms, and push the limits with Skydive Interlaken.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Interlaken day trip website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Bellinzona (Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano & Castelli di Bellinzona). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage, and browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lugano travel planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in August, expect Lugano to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Valle Verzasca ©
Valle Verzasca
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of Lucerne to go to Engelberg and see Titlis, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the local highlights with Free Walk Lucerne, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, expect Lucerne to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

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Zurich

Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich route planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

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