18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— Few hours
2
Bern
— 2 nights
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken
— 3 nights
6
Lucerne
— 4 nights
7
Rapperswil
— 1 day
8
Zurich
— 4 nights

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hours
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Basel holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Basel. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Basel to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Bundesplatz to your itinerary.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bern online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bains des Paquis as well as Parc La Grange. On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève and then stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parc La Grange ©
Parc La Grange
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

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nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maison Cailler, La Maison du Gruyere and Gruyeres Castle. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

Plan a Montreux trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Maison Cailler
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Maison Cailler ©
Maison Cailler
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Brienz and look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Interlaken journey site.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindelwald-First, Lake Brienz, Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

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nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Spreuer Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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day
Rapperswil

Rapperswil ©
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Laufen.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rapperswil journey builder app.

Drive from Lucerne to Rapperswil in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Schloss Laufen
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Schloss Laufen ©
Schloss Laufen

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nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lindenhofplatz, Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, FIFA World Football Museum, and other attractions you added. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zurich and Zoo Zurich. There's more to do: take a stroll through Old Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel route builder.

Zurich is just a stone's throw from Rapperswil. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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