15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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1
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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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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 out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Aare River & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and hike along Murmelweg Wanderung.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.