16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Montreux
— 1 day
train:  30​min
5
Lausanne
— 1 night
train:  15​min
6
Vevey
— 1 day
train:  15​min
7
Lausanne
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Ascona
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
10
Locarno
— 1 night
train:  30​min
11
Bellinzona
— 1 day
train:  30​min
12
Locarno
— 1 night
train:  2​h
13
Lucerne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
14
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, expect nights in Zurich to be colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature
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Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

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Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bern holiday planner .

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of La Suisse Steam paddle boat., see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne online attractions planner .

Drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

Montreux is just a short distance from Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Lausanne

Lausanne
Make your Lausanne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Lausanne is just a stone's throw from Montreux. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Vevey.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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Vevey

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. On the 31st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, examine the collection at Alimentarium - Food Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Mont Pelerin TV Tower, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then don't miss a visit to Nestle Headquarters (Palais Nestle), and finally look for gifts at De la Terre a la Table.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vevey travel route app .

Vevey is very close to Lausanne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Mont Pelerin TV Tower
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Charlie Chaplin Statue ©
Charlie Chaplin Statue
Mont Pelerin TV Tower ©
Mont Pelerin TV Tower

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night
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne online holiday planner .

Lausanne is just a stone's throw from Vevey. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks
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Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy
Rolex Learning Center EPFL ©
Rolex Learning Center EPFL

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Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Locarno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Locarno

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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Ascona

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ponte dei Salti, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then try for a hole-in-one at Minigolf Ascona, then don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, and finally admire the natural beauty at Isole di Brissago.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Ascona trip planner .

Ascona is very close to Locarno. August in Ascona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Ascona

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Isole di Brissago, Ponte dei Salti
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Isole di Brissago ©
Isole di Brissago
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Lungolago Di Ascona ©
Lungolago Di Ascona

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Locarno

Locarno
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Locarno travel planner.

Locarno is very close to Ascona. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toBellinzona.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and then cool off at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Bellinzona holiday planning site .

Bellinzona is just a short distance from Locarno. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Theme Parks Baths Spas

Side Trip

Splash & Spa Tamaro
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Splash & Spa Tamaro ©
Splash & Spa Tamaro
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©

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Locarno

Locarno ©
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Locarno route planner .

Locarno is very close to Bellinzona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks
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Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lucerne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Locarno to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Locarno in August; daily highs in Lucerne reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Zurich

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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