15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva — 4 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kids will enjoy Lake Geneva and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, engage your brain at CERN, and cool off at Bains des Paquis.

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Birmingham, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Geneva. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Tierpark Dahlholzli (in Bern) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, look for gifts at Mont -Bell Grindelwald, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and walk around Hohematte Park.

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Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough 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.
Bring the kids along to Lake Lucerne and Lion Monument. Step out of Lucerne to go to Aarau and see Freibad Schachen, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and stroll through Ufschotti Park.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Old Town. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Strandbad Arbon in Arbon, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly 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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