25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Interlaken
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. There's lots more to do: take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Rooms, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken day trip planning website.

Cardiff, UK to Interlaken is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Interlaken is 1 hour. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Explore hidden gems such as Paragliding Luzern and Basel's Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Uetliberg Mountain, &more), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Basel Paper Mill Museum (in Basel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte San Salvatore and Lido di Lugano. Visiting Monte Bre and Olive Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Castelgrande, &more), Orselina (Cardada & Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). It doesn't end there: walk around Parco Ciani and head off the coast to Brissago Islands.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lugano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St. Moritz

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Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Diavolezza, then appreciate the views at Engadine, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Poschiavo, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in May, expect St. Moritz to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On your second day here, cruise along Gornergrat, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Forest Fun Park Zermatt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt driving holiday app.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zermatt by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Step out of the city life by going to Rochers-de-Naye and Creux du Van. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier 3000 and Montreux Lakeside. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel), Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe) and Le Port d'Ouchy (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geneva

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Geneva and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Explore hidden gems such as Broken Chair Sculpture and Chapel of the Maccabees. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jardin Botanique - Villa le Chene, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva online journey planner.

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.