15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Maienfeld
— 1 night
Drive
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Wengen
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux online attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Montreux is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Bern.
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Bern — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Thunersee, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the next day, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bern itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Interlaken.
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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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Buchhandlung Boedeli make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). The adventure continues: get great views at Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bern in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maienfeld.
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Maienfeld — 1 night

Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On the 16th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Heididorf, then don't miss a visit to Old Town Chur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Heidiland.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maienfeld driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Maienfeld in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wengen.
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Wengen — 1 night

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 17th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, get all the equipment you need at Molitor, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and finally take a stroll through Alpiglen.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wengen road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maienfeld to Wengen. In August, daytime highs in Wengen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Lucerne and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse) and Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg (in Kilchberg). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip builder site.

Drive from Wengen to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen holiday builder.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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Canton of Bern travel guide

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Mountains · Lookouts · Parasailing & Paragliding
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.
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