17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kandersteg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  22 h 15 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Grossmunster, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprüngli AG.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Dallas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Zurich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheese Factory at Engelberg. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get behind the scenes at Cheese Factory at Engelberg and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg vacation planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Engelberg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lac de Claus
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trümmelbachfälle and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and River Rafting & Tubing. It doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Lucerne and Mt Pilatus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt Luzern and Sammlung Rosengart. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Eich to see Seebad Eich about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and see the sky in a new way at Swiss Museum of Transport.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

1
night
Kandersteg

Kandersteg ©
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Blausee Nature Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen See.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kandersteg trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Kandersteg in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nature Park Blausee
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Nature Park Blausee ©
Nature Park Blausee

2
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.
Visiting Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Patek Philippe Museum. The adventure continues: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kandersteg to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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