15 days in Switzerland & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Finland Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Lucerne journey tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Lucerne is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Lucerne. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Lucerne at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Clock Tower - Zytglogge, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lucerne in December: highs in Interlaken hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, get interesting insight from Hinterdorfstrasse, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

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Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally test your team's savvy at Virtual Room.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, make a trip to Senate Square, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Geneva to Helsinki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki. When traveling from Geneva in December, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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