16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
5
Geneva
— 2 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, explore the activities along 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, thenwander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, thenlook for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally visit Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip app.

Semarang, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Semarang to Zurich, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Semarang in December, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne journey builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, get interesting insight from Tours, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Interlaken driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zermatt trip simple and quick.

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

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

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), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip site.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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

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