15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and ARTBOX.GALLERY capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Landesmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday maker.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, steep yourself in history at Landsgemeindeplatz, then examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally get outside with Seealpsee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Appenzell road trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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Zermatt

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 26th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along 5-Seenweg, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Interlaken

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.
On the 28th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Geneva

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.
Visit Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul for some beach relaxation. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Chateau de Chillon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

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