20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Kirche St. Jakob are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lucerne Station, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Zurich at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lugano.
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Lugano — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Lugano, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lugano online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zurich to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Lugano, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schlosskirche and Lauterbrunnen Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Murren (Via Ferrata & Blumental Panorama Trail) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken route site.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in June: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". There's lots more to do: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", stroll through 5 Lakes Walk, and head outdoors with Sunnegga.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Vieille-Ville de Montreux & Freddie Mercury Statue). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) 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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