15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

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Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Interlaken. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get a bit cooler in Interlaken: highs are around 63°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Lake Geneva and Palais des Nations, Genève. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stroll around Parc Des Bastions, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

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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 May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 7 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Old Town and Lake Zurich make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Spas, Uetliberg Mountain, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

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Traveling by flight from Geneva to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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