17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mendrisio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus. Get some historical perspective at Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see Lake Lucerne, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich online route maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Mendrisio

Mendrisio ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the awesome beauty at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, then do a tasting at Agriloro, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Parco delle Gole della Breggia.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mendrisio using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Mendrisio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Agriloro, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Agriloro ©
Agriloro

1
night
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 27th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli, identify plant and animal life at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental day trip website .

You can drive from Mendrisio to Lenk im Simmental in 4 hours. In April in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. 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
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Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hutte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

4
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Get outdoors at Axalp and Heimwehfluh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren) and Lauterbrunnen (Murrenbach Waterfalls & Lauterbrunnen Church). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, Blumental Panorama Trail, Aletsch Glacier
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Axalp ©
Axalp
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 6th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis

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