16 days in Switzerland, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bulle, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 19th (Sat), visit La Petite France, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip site.

London, UK to Strasbourg is an approximately 6-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Strasbourg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Colmar, France

— 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice, get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colmar route app.

Drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bern.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, pause for some photo ops at Simsonbrunnen, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally steep yourself in history at Zahringerbrunnen. On the next day, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, explore the activities along Thunersee, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bulle.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Bulle, Switzerland

— 1 night
Bulle is a municipality in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. On the 23rd (Wed), get outside with Ile d'Ogoz, indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de la Gruyere, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Theodule.

Plan trip to Bulle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bern to Bulle in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bulle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Bulle

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Murren, Switzerland

— 1 night
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, hike along The Eiger, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally hike along Via Ferrata.

Start your trip to Murren by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bulle to Murren. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, explore the historical opulence of Oberhofen Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen, and finally appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Murren to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visit Basel Minster and Uferpromenade Weggis for their historical value. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Seebad Eich. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach) and Basel (Jean Tinguely Museum & HoosesaggMuseeum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne travel route builder.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 1 day
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, head outdoors with Drei Weieren, sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Gallen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, visit Old Town, and then stop by Barenland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planner.

Drive from St. Gallen to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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.