15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Murren
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then walk around Jardin Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip tool.

Paris, France to Geneva is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and then savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreux road trip planning tool.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk, see the winter wonderland with Sunnegga, and explore the activities along Riffelsee.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bern holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Murren.
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Murren — 1 night

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 19th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

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You can take a train from Bern to Murren in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Murren to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

Plan trip to Lucerne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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