16 days in Switzerland & Gordes Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Gordes Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gordes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Chur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then visit Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then stop by Confiserie Sprungli, then see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

1
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then contemplate the long history of Zahringerbrunnen.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
On the 9th (Sat), browse the different shops at Centre Commercial de Balexert, look for gifts at Favarger Chocolate Factory, then wander the streets of Rue du Rhone, then stop by Auer Chocolatier, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Geneve-Plage, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and then stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gordes.

Things to do in Geneva

Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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Gordes, France

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau La Coste en Provence and Chateau de Tarascon. Carrieres des Lumieres and Espace Van Gogh will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gordes: Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and visit Vieille Ville de Gordes.

Before you visit Gordes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Gordes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in June, expect nights in Gordes to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Auer Chocolatier, then stop by Favarger Chocolate Factory, and then browse the range of quality goods at Centre Commercial de Balexert.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Gordes to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gordes in June, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

1
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Lausanne, Switzerland

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 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

1
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Laderach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find photos and tourist information, read Zermatt driving holiday website.

You can drive from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

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Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Heididorf. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab a seat and go on Personalfonds Rhätische Bahn, explore the world behind art at Bundner Kunstmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche St. Martin, then take a stroll through Old Town Chur, and finally stop by AlpenHirt.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Chur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

On the 19th (Tue), stop by Maurice de Mauriac and then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip site.

Traveling by train from Chur to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.