17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Mendrisio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train
5
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Mendrisio

— 1 night
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, then do a tasting at Agriloro, and finally walk around Parco delle Gole della Breggia.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mendrisio attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Mendrisio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Lenk im Simmental

— 1 night
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alprundweg Leiterli, then let the kids burn off some steam at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mendrisio to Lenk im Simmental in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, stroll through Trockener Steg, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and hike along 5-Seenweg.

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Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

Interlaken

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Axalp. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Blumental Panorama Trail in Murren--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken travel planning app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.