16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Kandersteg
— 1 night
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Blatten
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fiesch in Valais
— 1 night
Drive
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Airolo
— 1 night
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Lugano
— 1 night
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Lavertezzo
— 1 night
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Faido
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 3 nights

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: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel planner.

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Zurich at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A..

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Kandersteg

— 1 night
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, then get outside with Kandersteg-Allmenalp Klettersteig, and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kandersteg tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blatten.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Blatten

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get outside with Loetschberger-Suedrampe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Lotschental Valley and then do a tasting at St. Jodern Kellerei.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Blatten tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kandersteg to Blatten takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen.

Things to do in Blatten

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Seilbahn Weissenstein, then head outdoors with Seilpark Balmberg, and then contemplate the long history of Schloss Waldegg.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen trip maker.

Drive from Blatten to St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Fiesch in Valais

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then trek along Gommer Hohenweg, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fiesch in Valais trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen to Fiesch in Valais takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Airolo.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Airolo

— 1 night
Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. On the 17th (Fri), cool off at Lago Ritom, examine the collection at Sasso San Gottardo, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Airolo sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Fiesch in Valais to Airolo takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Airolo

Museums · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Lugano

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano sightseeing website.

You can drive from Airolo to Lugano in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lavertezzo.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Lavertezzo

— 1 night
Lavertezzo is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryLavertezzo is first mentioned in 1327 as Laverteze. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Le Pont "Ponte dei salti", admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca, then appreciate the views at Valle di Muggio, and finally explore and take pictures at Cascate di Santa Petronilla.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lavertezzo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lavertezzo takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Lavertezzo are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Faido.

Things to do in Lavertezzo

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Faido

— 1 night
Faido is the capital of the district of Leventina in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.On 29 January 2006, Faido grew by incorporating the villages of Chiggiogna, Rossura, and Calonico.On 1 April 2012, Faido grew again when it incorporated the former municipalities of Anzonico, Calpiogna, Campello, Cavagnago, Chironico, Mairengo and Osco.It grew again on 10 April 2016 when Sobrio was absorbed into the municipality.HistoryThe municipality is first documented in 1171 as Faedo. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): cruise along Lukmanier Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa romanica di San Carlo a Negrentino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolao, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascata della Piumogna.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Faido trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lavertezzo to Faido by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Faido are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Faido

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse and then look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich travel route builder app.

Getting from Faido to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Faido in September, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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.