16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— Few hours
2
Bern
— 2 nights
3
Lausanne
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 1 day
5
Lausanne
— 1 night
6
Vevey
— 1 day
7
Lausanne
— 1 night
8
Locarno
— 2 nights
9
Ascona
— 1 day
10
Locarno
— 1 night
11
Bellinzona
— 1 day
12
Locarno
— 1 night
13
Lucerne
— 2 nights
14
Zurich
— 2 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hong Kong in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train 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 take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): step aboard La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
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), go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux day trip planning website.

Getting from Lausanne to Montreux by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

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Lausanne

Lausanne
To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Lausanne travel planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Vevey.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Charlie Chaplin Statue, see the interesting displays at Alimentarium, take in panoramic vistas at Mont Pelerin TV Tower, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then make a trip to Nestle Headquarters (Palais Nestle), and finally look for gifts at De la Terre a la Table.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Vevey online tour planner.

Vevey is just a short distance from Lausanne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mont Pelerin TV Tower, Chaplin's World
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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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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Rolex Learning Center EPFL and then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy.

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Lausanne is very close to Vevey. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Locarno trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Locarno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram. In August in Locarno, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte dei Salti, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, then putt your heart out at Minigolf Ascona, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ascona online tour planner.

Ascona is just a stone's throw from Locarno. In August, daytime highs in Ascona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Ascona

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ponte dei Salti
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Minigolf Ascona ©
Minigolf Ascona
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Ponte dei Salti ©
Ponte dei Salti

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Locarno

Locarno
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Locarno trip planner.

Locarno is very close to Ascona. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and then slough off your stress at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

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

Bellinzona is very close to Locarno. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Baths · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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

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Locarno

Locarno ©
On the 5th (Sun), admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam.

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Locarno is just a stone's throw from Bellinzona. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lucerne route maker app.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Locarno in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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Zurich

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich vacation maker website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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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