15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
3
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
6
Montreux
— 2 nights
7
Geneva
— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basel's Old Town and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Ursenkathedrale and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (Gurten, The Cathedral of Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, indulge in some personalized pampering at Wellness-Welt sole uno, see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Basel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. April in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Wellness-Welt sole uno, Fondation Beyeler, St. Ursenkathedrale
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Wellness-Welt sole uno ©
Wellness-Welt sole uno
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town and Astrid-Kapelle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Giessbachfälle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Niederdorf, Bahnhofstrasse, &more) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Giessbachfälle, Astrid-Kapelle, Aare Gorge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Intragna, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, and finally make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bellinzona itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bellinzona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Bellinzona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Orselina, Campanile di Intragna, Falconeria Locarno, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen day trip tool.

Getting from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Adventure
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Airtime Paragliding ©
Airtime Paragliding

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 16th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then whizz through the canopy at Forest Fun Park Zermatt.

To plan Zermatt vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Forest Fun Park Zermatt ©
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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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 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, test your team's savvy at Trapgame, and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chateau de Tourbillon, Les Bains de Lavey, Trapgame, Les Mines De Sel De Bex
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Les Bains de Lavey ©
Les Bains de Lavey
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

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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 20th (Tue): stop by Vieux-Carouge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva attractions website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel

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