17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Sils im Engadin
— 3 nights
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and finally make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary site.

Perth, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Lucerne reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Grosse Scheidegg will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Village and Via Ferrata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Grindelwald (Bodmi Arena, The Wetterhorn, &more) and Allmendhubel (in Murren). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Interlaken in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lugano.
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Lugano — 3 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Valle Verzasca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Ciani and Lido di Lugano. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca), The Froda Waterfall (in Sonogno) and Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo (in Pollegio). The adventure continues: trek along The Olive Grove Trail, admire the sheer force of Cascata della Piumogna, don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lugano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sils im Engadin.
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Sils im Engadin — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagh da Cavloc, take a memorable drive along Maloja Pass, and then explore the activities along Lake Sils. On your second day here, explore the activities along Fuorcla Surlej, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, then explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, and finally head outdoors with Julierpass.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sils im Engadin trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Lugano to Sils im Engadin in 2.5 hours. In July, Sils im Engadin is slightly colder than Lugano - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Lookouts · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
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