15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rosengart Collection and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glasi Hergiswil and Maurice de Mauriac. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument & Altstadt Luzern). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), look for gifts at Barenland, and explore the activities along Seebad Katzensee.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andermatt

— 2 nights
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. On the 27th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lag da claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, pause for some photo ops at Teufelsbrucke, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktiner Kloster Disentis.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Andermatt online trip maker.

Getting from Zurich to Andermatt by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Andermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Central Sport and Grindelwald-First. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs and Swiss Chocolate Chalet. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpia Sport + Mode (in Wengen) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, stop by The Mad Cow, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Andermatt to Interlaken takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 1st (Mon), head outdoors with Alpenwild, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On your second day here, stop by Jack Wolfskin Store, look for gifts at Laderach, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Collection de l'Art Brut. Do some cultural sightseeing at HR Giger Museum and Musee Alexis Forel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Fribourg Centre (in Fribourg), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), stop by Maison de l'Etivaz, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, stop by Franz Carl Weber Geneva, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and finally engage your brain at CERN. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Alexandre, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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.