16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 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
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning website.

Windhoek, Namibia to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Windhoek in April, you will find days in Zurich are much colder (17°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Engelberg trip planning tool.

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 in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Aare River & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Engelberg to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

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, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geneva day trip site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time 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.