15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Train
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Bern
— 2 nights
Train
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Montreux
— 1 night
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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.
Let the collections at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum. When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Cathedrale de Lausanne in Lausanne, approximately Lausanne away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bains des Paquis, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

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Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Geneva is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Hauptbahnhoffor plenty of shopping. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Bourbaki Panorama, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

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Fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Popular historic sites such as Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta" are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Gorner Gorge. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg.

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Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

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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 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.