14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 4th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip site.

Seattle, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Geneva. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in April since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Montreux — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin).

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Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Sunnegga, then enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

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Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bern.
Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Bern — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bern driving holiday site.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Bern, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Appenzell — 1 night

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Flauderei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Locher AG.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell holiday planner.

Drive from Bern to Appenzell in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Appenzell are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lucerne — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt.

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You can drive from Appenzell to Lucerne in 2 hours. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Switzerland travel guide

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.