16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Windhoek

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Bourbaki Panorama, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Zurich. While traveling from Windhoek, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Engelberg

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 20th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg and then stroll through Titlis.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Engelberg trip builder .

Getting from Zurich to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Engelberg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Aare River & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken online tour planner .

You can drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bern
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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Zermatt

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, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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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.
Step out of Geneva to go to Veytaux and see Chateau de Chillon, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geneva road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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