15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, make a trip to Limmatquai, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Zurich. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maennlichen and Parasailing & Paragliding. When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Interlaken online trip builder .

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Riffelberg "Bruder Klaus". Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Lenk im Simmental (Sibe Brunne, Iffigfall, & more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning app .

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne

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nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Church of St Barvara. Get in touch with nature at Creux du Van and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Gruyeres (Castle of Gruyeres & HR Giger Museum) and Geneva (The Geneva Water Fountain & Cathedrale de St-Pierre).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lausanne vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lausanne takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Gruyeres, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Creux du Van, Church of St Barvara
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

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