16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

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 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip tool.

Doha, Qatar to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in Geneva reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Montreux driving holiday site.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. On the next day, get great views at Gornergrat, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Andermatt.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Andermatt

— 3 nights
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. On the next day, head outdoors with Andermatt Adventure, then head outdoors with Oberalp Pass, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Andermatt attractions planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Andermatt. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Andermatt

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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.
Jungfraujoch has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Andermatt to Interlaken in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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.