14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 1 night
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
6
Bern
— 1 night
7
Basel
— 1 night
8
Neuchatel
— 1 night
9
Geneva
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, thenadmire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally visit Old Town. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Zurich, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Mt Pilatus
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg

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Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally stroll through Lido di Lugano. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, thenwalk around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Lugano, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, thenlook for gifts at Vogts Corner, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
On the 31st (Fri), stop by Mad Cow, thenadmire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip maker.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 2nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, stop by Laderach, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 4th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, thenwander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Papiliorama.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planning tool.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Papiliorama
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama

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Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 5th (Wed), wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel road trip website.

Traveling by train from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Basel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

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Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 6th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, thentake a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, thenlook for gifts at Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat, and finally stroll through Jeunes Rives.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Neuchatel sightseeing site.

Getting from Basel to Neuchatel by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Creux du Van, Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat ©
Xocolatl, Le Paradis du Chocolat

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Geneva trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Geneva sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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