14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Bali

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

Ubud, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Ubud in December, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
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Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, trek along The Eiger, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trottiland, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli and then fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental itinerary builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. In January in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Adelboden
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving

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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 9th (Thu): make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then steep yourself in history at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and finally don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva road trip planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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