22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Train:  9​h 15​min
1
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Muscat

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lido di Lugano and Falconeria Locarno. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Montebello and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castelgrande). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, get great views at Monte Bre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and do a tasting at Tamborini Vini.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary planning website .

Muscat, Oman to Lugano is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Muscat in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Falconeria Locarno, Tamborini Vini, Monte Tamaro, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Giessbachfälle. Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOONfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) (in Bern), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Lugano to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in July, things will get little chillier in Interlaken: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Brienz, Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorner Gorge and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get outdoors at The Bex Salt Mines and Glacier 3000. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Valere Basilica (in Sion). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, and stop by Laderach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel planning website .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000, The Bex Salt Mines, Valere Basilica
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

4
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.
Get outdoors at Grottes de Vallorbe and Rochers-de-Naye. Get some historical perspective at Maison Tavel and Escaliers du Marche. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret), Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Grottes de Vallorbe, Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchbergfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Caumasee and Mt Pilatus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Lucerne (Hofkirche & Ufschotti Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Caumasee, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Old Town Chur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Old Town ©
Old Town

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