18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 1 night
2
Bern
— 2 nights
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken
— 4 nights
6
Lucerne
— 3 nights
7
Rapperswil
— 1 day
8
Zurich
— 3 nights

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Sun), walk around Lindenhofplatz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Luton, UK to Zurich is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Luton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lindenhofplatz ©
Lindenhofplatz
Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

2
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bundesplatz.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mont Saleve, Geneve-Plage, Lake Geneva, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palais des Nations, Genève and La Chocolaterie de Geneve. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Flower Clock.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mont Saleve
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maison Cailler, La Maison du Gruyere and Gruyeres Castle. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreux tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Maison Cailler
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Maison Cailler ©
Maison Cailler
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grindelwald-First, Jungfraujoch and Trümmelbachfälle. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Brienz and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken online day trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Interlaken in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lake Brienz, Trümmelbachfälle, Grindelwald-First
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Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), The Nine Towers, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne route website.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
day
Rapperswil

Rapperswil ©
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Laufen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapperswil online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Rapperswil in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Schloss Laufen
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Schloss Laufen ©
Schloss Laufen

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strandbad Mythenquai, FIFA World Football Museum and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Zoo Zurich will thrill your kids.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Zurich is just a short distance from Rapperswil. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
FIFA World Football Museum ©
FIFA World Football Museum

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