15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lutry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Blausee-Mitholz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage des Pins and Mont Saleve. We've included these beaches for you: Jeunes Rives and Bains des Paquis. When in Geneva, make a side trip to see La Suisse Steam paddle boat. in Lausanne, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul, walk around Parc La Grange, make a trip to Jardin Botanique - Villa le Chene, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Geneva to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lutry.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

La Suisse Steam paddle boat., Plage des Pins, Jeunes Rives
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives

3
nights
Lutry

Lutry ©
Lutry is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the Lavaux-Oron.HistoryLutry is first mentioned in 908 as in Lustraco villam. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Queen Studio Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lutry: Rochers-de-Naye (in Montreux), The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Emosson.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lutry day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Geneva to Lutry in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blausee-Mitholz.

Things to do in Lutry

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montreux, The Bex Salt Mines, Lac de Neuchatel, Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, Lac d'Emosson
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Terres de Lavaux ©
Terres de Lavaux

1
night
Blausee-Mitholz

Blausee-Mitholz ©
On the 15th (Tue), let the kids burn off some steam at Nature Park Blausee.

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Traveling by car from Lutry to Blausee-Mitholz takes 2 hours. September in Blausee-Mitholz sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Blausee-Mitholz

Parks Fun & Games
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Nature Park Blausee ©
Nature Park Blausee

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Relax by the water at Strandbad Sursee and Bad Hirsgarten. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Wyden Badi. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Basel (CityBeach Messe & Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Blausee-Mitholz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Basel, Wyden Badi, Bad Hirsgarten, Seebad Eich, Strandbad Sursee
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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