16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 1 night
Drive
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Weissbad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Lauterbrunnen — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A..

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen online sightseeing planner.

Louisville, USA to Lauterbrunnen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Lauterbrunnen due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, trek along 5 Lakes Walk, tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga, and explore and take pictures at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lugano.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Lugano — 1 night

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll around Parco Ciani, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano vacation website.

Getting from Zermatt to Lugano by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In August, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Weissbad.
Parks · Nature

Weissbad — 3 nights

Take a break from Weissbad with a short trip to Kirchturm Heiden in Heiden, about 32 minutes away.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Weissbad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Weissbad takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online vacation planner.

You can drive from Weissbad to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Canton of Appenzell travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Gift & Specialty Shops · History Museums
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings.

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