28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Lausanne
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Moleson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
6
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, stroll around Parc Des Bastions, and make a trip to Place Bourg du Four.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Geneva holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Geneva is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Maison d'Ailleurs (in Yverdon-les-Bains) and Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), don't miss a visit to Sauvabelin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and walk around Parc de l'Independance.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lausanne using our trip planner.

Take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Maison d'Ailleurs, Zoo de Servion, Parc de l'Independance, Grottes de Vallorbe
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally get interesting insight from Golden Pass Railway.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montreux holiday maker site.

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Lausanne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Moleson.

Things to do in Montreux

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Golden Pass Railway ©
Golden Pass Railway
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

1
night
Moleson

Moleson ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Musee Gruerien, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, and finally examine the collection at Tibet Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moleson vacation builder tool.

Getting from Montreux to Moleson by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Moleson

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Musee Gruerien
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Tibet Museum ©
Tibet Museum

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 4th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then stroll through Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. On the next day, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Moleson to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and finally stroll around Parco Civico.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Lugano in 6 hours. In May in Lugano, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Piazza della Riforma ©
Piazza della Riforma

2
nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then gain insight at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

You can plan Locarno trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Lungolago Di Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
Highlights from your plan
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Gurten, Kleine Schanze, &more), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, look for gifts at Mad Cow, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Locarno in May, expect Interlaken to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Brienz Rothorn Bahn, Grindelwald-First, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, childrens museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take a stroll through Old Town, and buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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