15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Portland

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.
Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Portland, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Geneva is 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the 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
Room Escape Games
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zermatt route builder app .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, hike along The Eiger, and take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lake Trubsee and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Getting from Engelberg to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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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