14-Day Switzerland Itinerary

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14 Days in Switzerland

Fondues, scenic train rides, unparalleled landscapes, chocolates, and ski trips of a lifetime are just some of the reasons why you must visit Switzerland. Whether it is the spectacular scenery, or the safety and security, Switzerland is a country that will leave you wanting more.

Day 1 Highlights

Zürich


Niederdorf

Niederdorf

Niederdorf Neighborhood or Dorfli [called by the local] is a fun place to be at if you want to relax and kill time in the coffee shops admiring the lively setup of the surrounding. It is a part of Zurich’s Old Town and means ‘little village’. During the day the coffee shops and beautiful boutiques will keep you engaged in some coffee-sipping and shopping. On the contrary, it changes into a place full of jazzy bars and street artists during the night time.

Grossmünster Towers

Grossmünster Towers

An Evangelical Protestant church in the Old Town of Zurich, and is one of Zurich's most famous landmarks. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. Climbing its tower, you’ll get an amazing view of Zürich from up there.

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church, the oldest parish church in Zürich, built around the 10th century.
The church was used as a fire watch post up until the early 1900’s and it has Europe’s biggest clock with a diameter of 8.7 meters It also has five bells dating from 1880 in the tower. Apart from being a beautiful landmark, it is quite useful as you won’t even need to take out your own watch/phone to check the time because it is visible from many spots in the city.

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunsthaus Zürich

Contains more than 4,000 paintings and sculptures, along with tens of thousands of prints and drawings, and is the best place in the country to explore pieces by Swiss artists. Alongside the homegrown talent, the museum displays plenty of works by world-famous artists as well.

 Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse

The shopping street in Zurich! Running from Bahnhofplatz outside the main train station all the way to the lake, it's full of luxury shops selling designer fashion, furs, porcelain, and, of course, chocolates, clocks and watches. t runs parallel to the river Limmat and it's easy to punctuate your shopping with visits to churches and other important sites of Zurich dotted in the narrow streets between.

Day 2 Highlights

Zürich


Uhrenmuseum Beyer

Uhrenmuseum Beyer

Underneath Zurich’s famous Bahnhofstrasse lies one of the most important Clock and Watch collections in the world. The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum probably the oldest fine jewelry store in the world, which has been run by the same family, now in the 8th generation, since 1760.

Hiltl Dachterrasse

Hiltl Dachterrasse

Not much of a meat eater? Well then look no further, because Hiltl is the world’s oldest vegetarian buffet ever. Located in the center of the city, right off of the most famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, the restaurant offers a large variety of vegetarian food at a reasonable price.

FIFA World Football Museum

FIFA World Football Museum

Inside The FIFA World Football Museum there is a quite significant collection of unique football memorabilia along with lots of interactive media exhibits and best of all, a giant pinball machine where you can test your balls skills. So, if you are interested in the crazy world of football, this is definitely worth a spot on your itinerary.

Thermalbad & Spa

Thermalbad & Spa

The view over the city from its rooftop pool is outstanding, and this alone is worth the entrance fee. But there's more: you can relax in the huge wooden water-filled tubs of the old brewery in the basement and – for an additional sum – enjoy the Irish-Roman spa with its steam baths and shallow pools.

Day 3 Highlights

Zürich


Zoo Zürich

Zoo Zürich

The zoo on the Zürichberg is home to more than 340 animal species in near-natural habitats. About 4,000 animals serve as ambassadors for their fellows in the wild. A nature conservation centre involved in international breeding programmes and resettlement projects.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

The history of the botanical garden of the University of Basel goes as far back as the 16th century, making it one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It also offers an exciting variety of plants in a well-maintained haven of peace right in the heart of the city.

Sonnenberg

Sonnenberg

The simple splendour of this delightful restaurant only enhances its view. Located high on the hillside just on the edge of town, a long, curved bank of panoramic windows lets in a breathtaking vision of Zurich and the sun-dappled Swiss countryside.

Day 4 Highlights

Geneva


Reformation Wall

Reformation Wall

A must-see when you are in Geneva; the monument depicts an important moment that changed Europe’s history forever.
Built to honor the main individuals who influenced the movement, the Reformation Wall documents the Protestant Reformation and the schism that took place in Western Christianity in the 16th century.

Jet d’Eau

Jet d’Eau

One of the tallest fountains in the world, and fires 500 litres of water 140 metres in the air every second. It’s the extravagant symbol of the city that you are likely not to miss, whether by chance or by choice.

Cern

Cern

The headquarters of the European Organization for Nuclear Research is a fascinating place, where loads of cutting-edge scientific experiments are conducted every single day. It actually hosts the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Visitors can take a tour around parts of CERN to see what exactly goes on there, with the particle accelerator being particularly interesting to check out.

Day 5 Highlights

Geneva


Jardin Botanique

Jardin Botanique

Lying on the western lakeshore, the botanical gardens are delightful to wander around and, remarkably, contain over 14,000 different plant species from around the globe. Beautifully landscaped, nature lovers will adore all of its amazing attractions.

Restaurant Les Armures

Restaurant Les Armures

This hotel and restaurant are so popular that their reputation even reached the ears of Bill Clinton on his visit to the city, and his letter of polite thanks has been cast in brass and now hangs as a gleaming tribute on the outside wall.

Maison Tavel

Maison Tavel

This is the oldest private home in Geneva, dating mostly to the 14th century after it was rebuilt in the wake of a fire that devastated the city in 1334. Each room tells you something about the history of Geneva.

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

Full of interesting old items and artifacts, the Museum of Art and History is a fantastic place to visit and its extensive galleries will keep you entertained for hours. Located in a lovely building in the center of the city, it is the largest art museum in Switzerland; the fine arts and archaeology sections are among its many highlights.

Day 6 Highlights

Geneva


Mont Salève

Mont Salève

No matter how physically fit you are, odds are you'll enjoy checking out Mont Salève. Situated about 12 miles southeast of Geneva across the Franco-Swiss border, this mountain offers a plethora of hiking and mountain biking paths, as well as paragliding and cross-country ski trails. If you don't want to break a sweat while visiting, climb aboard Mont Salève's cable car, which drops visitors off at an observation deck with a restaurant.

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Day 7 Highlights

Lugano


Ristorante Galleria Arté al Lago

Ristorante Galleria Arté al Lago

Part of the Villa Castagnola‘s five-star offerings, the Arté al Lago restaurant holds one Michelin star. The Head Chef, Frank Oerthle creates magnificent dishes that particularly focus on lake food and seafood. Try the sole brick with calamansi lemon, shellfish reduction with cumin and couscous with broccoli. The restaurant is directly connected to an art gallery, and is across the road from the hotel.

Acqua Party Boat

Acqua Party Boat

Barbecue, picnic table and boat all in one: here is the revolutionary floating donut for your lunches, dinners, aperitifs or summer brunches on the lake. and it is not just any boat ... but it is the first floating donut for a barbecue in the middle of the lake.

Day 8 Highlights

Lugano


Monte Bre Guided Excursion

Monte Bre Guided Excursion

From the city’s heart, you will reach the little harbour of Cassarate by boat, just in time to take the funicular, enjoy the splendid view of the city centre, gradually expanding at your feet as you reach Lugano’s most uncontaminated summit. You will also get the chance to admire the fantastic view, which, on clear days, stretches all the way to Mount Rosa.

Lake Lugano Cruise

Lake Lugano Cruise

A boat cruise is the perfect way to explore the diversity of the region: Morcote with its stately patrician houses and the Santa Maria del Sasso Church, an important renaissance building at a unique panoramic location with a clock tower dating from the late romantic era; or Gandria, the epitome of a quaint little fishing village at the shores of Lake Lugano.

Day 9 Highlights

St. Moritz


Nira Alpina

Nira Alpina

4-star superior hotel constructed from natural Swiss spruce wood, and rooms and suites are simply spectacular. Each room benefits from a private terrace or balcony, fine linens, high tech TVs and a USB charging hub for up to seven devices. As a Design Hotel, it offers stunning interiors and unrivalled views of the breathtaking landscape surrounding them. We are simply Nira Alpina.

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

The act of mindfully spending time in the forest, known as forest bathing, has a calming and restorative effect on body and soul. Explore the forest with all of your senses on a magical guided walk and you'll instantly feel a boost to your personal sense of well-being.

Bakery

Bakery

Well known for serving freshly baked treats including moreish pastries and homemade bread, promising a true taste of traditional Swiss food.

Bernina Trail

Bernina Trail

A breathtaking train ride through the mountain scenery of Switzerland. Enjoy the Alpine scenery.

Day 10 Highlights

St. Moritz


Olympic Bobrun

Olympic Bobrun

Ever raced down a bobsleigh track at up to 130 km per hour? Now you can, at the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia bob run. Take an adrenaline-fuelled ride on the world’s only natural bobsleigh track – it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Stars Restaurant

Stars Restaurant

Serving delicious dishes from around the world, Stars Restaurant overlooks panoramic views of the Engadin mountain range and is awarded with 13 GaultMillau points. Providing a fantastic setting for both breakfast and dinner, there’s nowhere better to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine.

Night Sledging

Night Sledging

Night sledging on illuminated mountains is nothing short of thrilling. Add 6-kilometer of sledge run from Preda to Bergün (the longest floodlit one in Europe) and you have yourself a great recipe for plenty of fun!

Day 11 Highlights

St. Moritz


Yoga on Snow

Yoga on Snow

Healthy is the ‘new black’ so why not try your hand at “Yoga on Snow”? It is all about a new way of relaxing at specific points on a ski piste. Performed on the Paradiso piste on Corviglia, there are four allocated fixed points on the mountainside where Yoga on Snow may be practised - either independently or under professional guidance.

Skijoring

Skijoring

Ever heard of Skijoring? A fun and unique winter sport - thanks to the Norwegians - where you are pulled either by horse, dog(s) or a motorized vehicle on skis across a frozen lake. In this instance, St Moritz’s frozen lake!

Snow Kiting

Snow Kiting

Invented on Lake Silvaplana, snow kiting is all about skimming the frozen lake on skis and snowboards. Performing daredevil jumps and swinging around with colourful kites. It is easy to learn and great fun!

Pizzeria Stalla Veglia, Nira Alpina

Pizzeria Stalla Veglia

A taste of tradition. The Pizzeria Stalla Veglia serves Italian Pizza and typical Italian dishes. The authentic „Stübli“ surroundings, with natural stone floor, pine panelling and chunky wooden furniture, are just as traditional and cozy.

Nira Alpina Rooftop Bar

Nira Alpina Rooftop Bar

Offering the perfect combination of local traditions and cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Rooftop Bar boasts breathtaking views and fresh seasonal food, promising a truly extraordinary experience for all of the senses.

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Day 12 Highlights

St. Moritz


Paragliding

A sensational ride! Feel the adrenalin spike in your body as the experienced pilot takes you off the ledge at 2,486 metres above sea level. With awesome views and absolute quietness, glide like a bird over the Engadin lake plateau and breathe it all in…

Helicopter sightseeing tour

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Engadin with a helicopter sightseeing flip. Get ‘up-close and personal’ with the Piz Palü und Piz Bernina peaks. Let the sparkling glaciers and shimmering lakes take your breath or shiver as the granite rock of the Bergaglia seems close enough to touch. The choice is yours!

Day 13 Highlights

St. Moritz


Diavolezza

Diavolezza

A combination of train and gondola will deliver you to another awesome mountain lookout. Be sure to wrap up warm, as even in summer there may be snow at this elevation as you contemplate the frozen beauty of the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers.

Dal Mulin

Dal Mulin

This modern, rustic and stylish restaurant at the heart of St Moritz has a friendly feel and attracts a loyal clientele. The cuisine has the same informal style as the setting but is far from simple, with a focus on carefully prepared, elegant and subtle dishes. The bar is open for aperitifs and coffee.

Day 14 Highlights

St. Moritz


Berry Museum

Leaning Tower

The leaning tower is a landmark dating back to the 12th century. It was part of the old Church of St. Mauritius, which was destroyed in 1893. It is still one of the most spectacular sights of St. Moritz today.

Berry Museum

Berry Museum

Drawing on a comprehensive family collection, which assembles the majority of the artist‘s oil paintings, pastels and drawings created over more than forty years, the Berry Museum for the first time offers deeper insight into the artistic vision of Peter Robert Berry.

Berry Museum

Pier 34

The Restaurant serve freshly prepared, contemporary dishes and regional specialities with an international touch. Here you can enjoy Graubünden specialities and seasonal dishes made using local produce. The Segelclub also have an attractive selection of tasty snacks, such as home-made fruit cakes.