14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online trip maker.

Miami, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in September, with highs in Zurich at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

Plan my day in Lucerne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Interlaken — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at The Mad Cow, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Zermatt — 4 nights

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 St. Jodern Kellerei and Fondation Opale. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad in Leukerbad, approximately Leukerbad away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Geneva — 2 nights

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 12th (Mon): stop by Molard Souvenirs, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then cool off at Bains des Paquis, then stroll around Jardin Anglais, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Les Perrieres.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Geneva trip maker website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
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