15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano road trip site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Lugano is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Lugano: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Bellinzona
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier 3000 and Queen Studio Experience. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Eglise du Cloitre. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny), Museum HR Giger (in Gruyeres) and Ski Service (in Verbier). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and Head underground at The Bex Salt Mines.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Montreux vacation planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ski Service, Chateau de Chillon, HR Giger Museum, Eglise du Cloitre, Glacier 3000
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally stop by Laderach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga and then get around town with Gornergrat.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Let the collections at Fondation Beyeler and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Museum fur Kommunikation. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Offene Kirche Elisabethen (in Basel). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, don't miss a visit to Federal Building (Bundeshaus), look for gifts at Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, and admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bern road trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Creux du Van, Offene Kirche Elisabethen, Fondation Beyeler
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. Bahnhofstrasse and Grossmunster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Mt Pilatus). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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