13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Fly

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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in June, with highs in Geneva at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Pfarrkirche Ernen in Ernen--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the activities along Stellisee, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Chapel Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne visit planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.