15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  16​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Springfield

2
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary builder .

Springfield, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Geneva is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Springfield in August, with highs in Geneva at 79°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see Grindelwald-First about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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