15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Chennai, India to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Geneva is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in January, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Ski Zenit in Saas-Fee (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Bern — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Bern, shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Aare River.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bern holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Niederdorf, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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