15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
Train
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bern
— 3 nights
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Lucerne — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Niederdorf, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary site.

New Delhi, India to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Lucerne reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Side Trip

Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
Tours · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
Side Trip

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 5th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Fly Fish Zermatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planning website.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Montreux — 2 nights

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 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon and then savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, then do a tasting at Chateau De Glerolles, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Bern — 3 nights

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 9th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Aare River, then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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.