15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Bettmeralp
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva travel route planning site .

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Geneva are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the views from Hangebrucke, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

few
hours
Bettmeralp

Bettmeralp ©
Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bettmeralp day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bettmeralp in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken journey planner .

You can take a train from Bettmeralp to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail, Schynige Platte
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The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Sechselautenplatz, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and stop by Barenland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour builder .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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