15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, make a trip to The Flower Clock, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip site.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Geneva. Traveling from New York City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Geneva. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then get great views at Gornergrat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bern day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Bern sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, stop by Vogts Corner, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei and then fly down the slopes at Titlis. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lake Trubsee, snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at Tal Museum Engelberg, and finally take a memorable drive along Furka Pass.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Engelberg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Engelberg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. On your second day here, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.