19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Train
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Fribourg
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Lake Zurich has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and then wander the streets of Niederdorf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich visit planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, then see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama, then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip site.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Interlaken trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Tourbillon and Valere Basilica. Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Sion to see Go-Diving about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Gornergrat, stroll through 5-Seenweg, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geneva

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Geneva and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne. Domaine Les Perrieres and Notre Dame Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat (in Lausanne), Vieille ville (in Cossonay) and Lac d'Emosson (in Salvan). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, don't miss a visit to Jardin Botanique - Villa le Chene, examine the collection at Musee international de la Reforme (MIR), and relax and rejuvenate at Thermes Parc - Les Bains de Val-d'Illiez.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Fribourg.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fribourg

— 3 nights
The canton of Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then play a few rounds at Franck Ollivier Golf Pro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Pins.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Fribourg online tour planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Fribourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Fribourg

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

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 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station, then identify plant and animal life at Einsiedelei St. Verena, and then take an exotic tour of SwissSafari GmbH.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bern road trip planning app.

Bern is very close to Fribourg. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basel

— 1 night
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 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then don't miss a visit to Spalen Gate, and finally stop by Basel's Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Basel online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.