15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Furka Pass and The Rosengart Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Bern (Barenpark & Gurten) and Limmat (in Zurich). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Thunersee, and meet the residents at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Lucerne, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Lucerne reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Brienz and Oeschinen Lake. There's still lots to do: hike along The Eiger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, don't miss a visit to Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Locarno

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, then make a splash at Lido Locarno, and then get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, then explore and take pictures at Monte San Salvatore, and then stroll around Parco Ciani.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Locarno trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Zermatt to Locarno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

St. Moritz

— 4 nights
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Explore hidden gems such as Morteratsch Glacier and Lake St. Moritz. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Viamala (in Zillis) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and explore and take pictures at Muottas Muragl.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Locarno to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Locarno in August: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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.