22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly

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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Bring the kids along to Monte San Salvatore and Lido di Lugano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Castello di Montebello (in Bellinzona), Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, do a tasting at Tamborini Vini, take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary tool.

Muscat, Oman to Lugano is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Lugano is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Muscat in July, plan for little chillier days in Lugano, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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5
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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.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Get some cultural insight at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Giessbachfälle (in Brienz), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Bern (Galerie Rigassi by SOON & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken journey planner.

Getting from Lugano to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in July: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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4
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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get outdoors at Glacier 3000 and Gorner Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Les Mines De Sel De Bex (in Bex), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Valere Basilica (in Sion). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and hit the slopes at Trockener Steg.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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4
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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.
Family-friendly places like Mont Saleve and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Queen Studio Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche & Collection de l'Art Brut), Rochers-de-Naye (in Montreux) and Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, and get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel.

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Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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5
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town Chur and Hofkirche. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caumasee and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Ufschotti Park in Lucerne--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai.

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Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.