14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take advantage of the amenities at Ufschotti Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip tool .

Milwaukee, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Change things up with these side-trips from Wengen: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Grindelwald-First). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wengen Day Trips, and hike along The Eiger Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wengen road trip app .

Drive from Lucerne to Wengen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 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
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Walk of Climb, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt travel route planner.

Getting from Wengen to Zermatt by train takes about 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 Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On 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.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planning website .

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, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 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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