15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Sion
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Chur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Taipei

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chaplin's World and Le Port d'Ouchy. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale St-Nicolas and Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice). When in Lausanne, make a side trip to see HR Giger Museum in Gruyeres, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d’Oron, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lausanne sightseeing planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Lausanne is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sion.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

HR Giger Museum, Chaplin's World, Terres de Lavaux, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Chateau d’Oron
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Escaliers du Marche ©
Escaliers du Marche

3
nights
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Visit Burgkirche Raron and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sion: Saint-Maurice (Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune & Chateau de Saint-Maurice) and Ski Service (in Verbier). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, admire the landmark architecture of House of Supersaxo (Maison Supersaxo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Germain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sion day trip planning website .

You can drive from Lausanne to Sion in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sion are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Sion

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Maurice, Raron, Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, Ski Service
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Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, look for gifts at Chocolat Stella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicolao, wander the streets of Santa Petronilla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, then step into the grandiose world of Sasso Corbaro Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Indipendenza.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bellinzona travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sion to Bellinzona takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, Santa Petronilla, Chiesa di San Nicolao, Chocolat Stella
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town Chur and Castle Haldenstein. Get some cultural insight at St. Paul Church and Landwasser Viaduct. Explore Chur's surroundings by going to Arosa Ski Resort (in Arosa) and St. Peter Mistail Church (Kirche St. Peter Mistail) (in Tiefencastel). Next up on the itinerary: stop by AlpenHirt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan Church, and get into the urban bustle at Kulturforum Wurth Chur.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Chur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Peter Mistail Church (Kirche St. Peter Mistail), Landwasser Viaduct, AlpenHirt, St. Paul Church, Arosa Ski Resort
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Castle Haldenstein ©
Castle Haldenstein

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Niederdorf, then take a stroll through Lindenhof, and then explore the historical opulence of Munot. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, then steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, and finally look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Zurich route planning app .

Traveling by car from Chur to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne, Kloster Einsiedeln, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Munot
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Munot ©
Munot
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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