15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lucerne

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lucerne: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken itinerary app.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Attractions like The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get great views at Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation maker.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Classes
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Geneva

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Geneva and The Geneva Water Fountain. Venture out of the city with trips to The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's much more to do: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online tour planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

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.