14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

5
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 (Harderkulm, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker .

Boise, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellinzona.

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

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 4th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and then get outside with San Bernardino Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bellinzona sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Outdoors Historic Sites
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San Bernardino Pass ©
San Bernardino Pass
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Gioielleria Preziosi, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then have some family-friendly fun at Transfinity VR Arcade, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. On the next day, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Olive Trail, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lugano trip planner .

Lugano is very close to Bellinzona. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

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

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Lugano in October, plan for little chillier days in Zurich, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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