15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
5
Lausanne
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Venice

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muottas Muragl and Piz Corvatsch. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, and take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip itinerary builder site .

Hamburg, Germany to St. Moritz is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hamburg in September, with highs in St. Moritz at 60°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Furka Pass and Spreuer Bridge. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, make a trip to The Nine Towers, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from St. Moritz to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in September, expect Lucerne to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Furka Pass
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aletsch Glacier and Grosse Scheidegg. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murrenbach Waterfalls
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

3
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge and Riffelsee. Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Heremence to see Grande Dixence about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: go from sight to sight with Gornergrat, take a memorable drive along Great St. Bernard Pass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Great St. Bernard Pass, Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Grande Dixence
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Great St. Bernard Pass ©
Great St. Bernard Pass
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, don't miss a visit to Rolex Learning Center EPFL, then take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat., and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, then get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne day trip planning site .

Getting from Zermatt to Lausanne by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grottes de Vallorbe, Chateau de Chillon
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Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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