15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Fraumünster Church, & more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

Dallas, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Lucerne is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren), Grindelwald (The Eiger Trail & Grindelwald-First) and Bern (Egelsee & Aare River). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and cruise along Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. July in Geneva sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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