16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Taxi + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  22​h 15​min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site .

Semarang, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Semarang in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Factory Escape Game (in Courtetelle) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Lucerne sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Factory Escape Game, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

3
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.
Step out of Interlaken to go to Grindelwald and see Grindelwald-First, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the next day, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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