14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Basel
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Montreux
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 17th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Basel

Basel ©
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.
On the 19th (Sun), meet the residents at Zoo Basel, browse the exhibits of Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Mariastein, examine the collection at Augusta Raurica, then make a trip to St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Lange Erlen.

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Getting from Zurich to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kloster Mariastein, Augusta Raurica, St. Ursenkathedrale
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel ©
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online tour planner.

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
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Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Sherlock Holmes Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Meiringen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Take a break from the city and head to Bachalpsee Lake and Adelboden. You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Museum of Watches and The Collegiale church. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Burgdorf Castle (in Burgdorf) and Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg (in Granges-Paccot). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. 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 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

International Museum of Watches, The Collegiale church, Burgdorf Castle, Adelboden, Bachalpsee Lake
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Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg ©
Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Lac Souterrain de St-Leonard, explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, then examine the collection at Nest, and finally do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Vieille-Ville de Montreux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, Head underground at The Bex Salt Mines, then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Lavey-les-Bains.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montreux online holiday maker.

Drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sion, Lac Souterrain de St-Leonard, Chateau de Chillon, Lavey-les-Bains, The Bex Salt Mines
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Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, and finally examine the collection at Musee Ariana. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Nyon, Vieux-Carouge
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

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