15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On your second day here, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online road trip planner.

Chennai, India to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Ski Zenit in Saas-Fee, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, head outdoors with Sunnegga, and see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip 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 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Garuda Massage (in Thun) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, make a trip to Bundesplatz, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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 (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Bahnhofstrasse, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucerne online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough 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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