14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Basel
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Geneva
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Paris

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: stop by Laderach and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Paris, France to Zermatt is an approximately 8- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection. Do your shopping at Altstadt Luzern and Bucherer. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder tool.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern

1
night
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Markthalle Basel, steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Lange Erlen.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Tierpark Lange Erlen ©
Tierpark Lange Erlen
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the different shops at Shopping Und Erlebniscenter Westside, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), examine the collection at Museum of Communication, view the masterpieces at Detonation, then explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally wander the streets of Matte.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Basel to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge. On your second day here, look for gifts at Mad Cow, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bern in August, plan for slightly colder days in Interlaken, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip builder.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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