14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Bellinzona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lucerne
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Boise

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and admire the striking features of St. Peterskirche.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker app .

Boise, USA to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Zurich is 8 hours. When traveling from Boise in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get your game on at Transfinity VR Arcade, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around Parco Civico, then hike along Olive Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Lugano hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 4th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

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Bellinzona is very close to Lugano. In October, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Falconeria Locarno
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald), Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Hohematte Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bellinzona to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bellinzona in October, expect nights in Lucerne to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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