15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip maker

Make it your trip
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, then see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Geneva is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Brienz and see Lake Brienz, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, hike along The Eiger, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

Discover how to plan a Bern trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.