15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Train
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Murren
— 1 night
Train
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Bern
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Lucerne. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Lake Brienz in Brienz, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Murren

— 1 night
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Murren day trip website.

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Murren takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Nature · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bern driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Murren to Bern by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to The Matterhorn in Matterhorn, about 4 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and trek along 5 Lakes Walk.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then walk around Jardin Anglais.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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.