15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucerne travel route planning site.

Mumbai, India to Lucerne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Lucerne. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Lake Brienz in Brienz--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald route builder website.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bern online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Geneva

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
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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.