12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Geneva
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Richard Wagner Museum. Let the collections at Glasi Hergiswil and Kunsthalle Luzern capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Glasi Hergiswil
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Thun and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Vieille Ville de Thoune (in Thun), Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Via Ferrata, &more) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, get outside with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and stop by Kirchhofer - Watch & Trend Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Interlaken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Thun, Bern
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Speed Boats Tours
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

2
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Laderach, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, thenstroll through Riffelsee, and finally trek along 5-Seenweg. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, thenexplore the activities along Stellisee, and then cruise along Gornergrat.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Parasailing & Paragliding
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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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.
Let the collections at Musee Ariana and Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller) capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), The Fork (in Vevey) and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, and see the interesting displays at Museum CIMA.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Museum CIMA, Chateau de Chillon, Musee Militaire Genevois
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe

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