16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sedrun
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
4
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Bern
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seebad Eich and Seebad Katzensee. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument in Lucerne, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprüngli AG.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Zurich. Traveling from Bangkok in May, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Baba J SA, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, then do a tasting at Tamborini Carlo SA, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip generator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zurich to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Lugano hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedrun.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

few
hours
Sedrun

Sedrun ©
Tujetsch is a municipality in the Surselva Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryTujetsch is first mentioned in 1237 as Thiuesch.GeographyTujetsch has an area, of 133.9km2. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Claus.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedrun travel planner.

Drive from Lugano to Sedrun in 2.5 hours. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Sedrun

Parks Nature
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum and St. Mauritius Church. Head to Metzgerei Bayard and Laderachfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, enjoy breathtaking views from Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sedrun to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bains des Paquis and Les Frères Dubois SA. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Castle of Gruyeres. Venture out of the city with trips to Freddie Mercury Memorial (in Montreux) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, learn about winemaking at Terres de Lavaux, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne travel planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lausanne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Bains des Paquis, Freddie Mercury Statue, Terres de Lavaux, Chateau de Chillon
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Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Terres de Lavaux ©
Terres de Lavaux

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 2nd (Fri), head outdoors with Bumblebee-Hanggliding GmbH, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Scherzligen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hünegg.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern holiday planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Kirche Scherzligen, Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen
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Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen ©
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen
Kirche Scherzligen ©
Kirche Scherzligen
Church of the Holy Ghost ©
Church of the Holy Ghost

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