15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Switzerland tour planner
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Lucerne — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Lake Zurich, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In October, Lucerne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then snap pictures at Furi Suspension Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geneva holiday planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and take in panoramic vistas at Baseltor.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bern road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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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