14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
3
Bellinzona
— 1 night
4
St. Moritz
— 4 nights

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Jesuitenkirche and Altstadt Schaffhausen will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basel's Old Town and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Munot (in Schaffhausen), Seealpsee (in Wasserauen) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online route maker.

Valparaiso, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in July, with highs in Lucerne at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Basel's Old Town, Seealpsee, Santis der Berg
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Munot ©
Munot

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Escape the urban bustle at Giessbachfälle and Via Ferrata. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Allmendhubel and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg. Venture out of the city with trips to Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Faulhorn, hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, stroll through Bussalp, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Murren, Giessbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Faulhorn ©
Faulhorn
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Quintorno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, make a trip to Piazza Indipendenza, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bellinzona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Quintorno
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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano ©

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Engadine and National Park Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Marmites des Geants and Umbrail Pass. Venture out of the city with trips to Guarda (in Guarda) and Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair (in Mustair). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum, take an in-depth tour of Engadine Museum, make a trip to Chesa Futura, and contemplate the long history of The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bellinzona in August: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Umbrail Pass, Guarda, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, National Park Centre, Marmites des Geants
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Engadine ©
Engadine
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Segantini Museum ©
Segantini Museum

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