14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Milwaukee
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Wengen
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Milwaukee

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip maker.

Milwaukee, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi

5
nights
Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Bachalpsee Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Wengen side-trips: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, stop by Central Sport, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Wengen online trip builder.

Getting from Lucerne to Wengen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Oeschinen Lake
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

Take a train from Wengen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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