15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Basel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Roman Columns, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Geneva. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Lausanne

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chateau de Neuchatel, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Collegiale Church, then examine the collection at Le Chateau de Morges et ses Musees, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Bois-de-Vaux. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg, take an in-depth tour of Musee Historique de Lausanne, get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche, step into the grandiose world of Palais De Rumine, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Zoology - Lausanne, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 31st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and then have fun and explore at Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Lausanne to Zermatt by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, make a trip to Piazza Indipendenza, admire the striking features of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Bellinzone, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Bellinzona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Basel

— 2 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Peterskirche, browse the exhibits of Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, then examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum Riehen, and finally stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, see the interesting displays at Pantheon Basel, then explore the ancient world of Augusta Raurica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Basel.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bellinzona to Basel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Basel, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Platzspitz Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Zoological Museum, then stop by Maurice de Mauriac, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Enge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Basel to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Montreux trip planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, then look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheque et Musee.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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.