18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Geneva
— 2 nights
car:  4 h
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
car:  3 h
4
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Biosphaere Entlebuch. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Val Mustair (in Mustair). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Val Mustair
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and English Church. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental). There's lots more to do: tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta".

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Tourbillon, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

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.
Popular historic sites such as Gruyeres Castle and Restiturm are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Weissenau Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, explore the ancient world of Unspunnen Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Rothenfluh Ruins, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken online route planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Gruyeres Castle, Jeunes Rives, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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