14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Bern
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Basel
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Neuchatel
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Sun), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt). On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Mt Pilatus
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally tour or see a game at Lido di Lugano. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then take in the dramatic scenery at Parco delle Gole della Breggia, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lugano travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, stop by Vogts Corner, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

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Drive from Lugano to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

2
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.
On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Mad Cow, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken route maker .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Grindelwald. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 2nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, look for gifts at Laderach, look for gifts at Metzgerei Bayard, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip maker tool .

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then identify plant and animal life at Papiliorama.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Papiliorama
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Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

1
night
Basel

Basel ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Basel tour website .

Traveling by train from Bern to Basel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

1
night
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 6th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, then look for all kinds of wild species at Creux du Van, then stop by Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Neuchatel online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Basel to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

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Traveling by train from Neuchatel to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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