Travel route to the best of Swiss highlights

Discover Switzerland in 1-2 weeks


This short journey takes you to some of the most beautiful places in Switzerland. From cultural highlights, over nightlife, to nature highlights – it includes something for every taste. You cross Switzerland from north to south and will then return to the starting point Zurich.

Enjoy a few days in the vibrant city of Zurich, which has a lot to offer in terms of culture and nightlife. Hop on a tram and take a ride through the city, stroll along the exclusive boutiques at Bahnhofstrasse or explore the shores of Lake Zurich on a boat trip. Enjoy the evening in one of the many bars in the Niederdorf or on Langstrasse and then move on to a club, for example at Hardbrücke.

The first stop on your journey to the south is the city of Lucerne. You will be impressed by the lake with the breathtaking alpine panorama in the background. The pretty city center with its famous Kapellbrücke as well as the many boutiques and cafes invite you to stroll. For nature lovers it is worth taking a boat trip on Lake Lucerne or a trip to the mountains, for example to Rigi or Pilatus. sich eine Schiffahrt auf dem Vierwaldstättersee oder ein Ausflug in die Berge, bspw. zur Rigi oder zum Pilatus.

Your journey then continues south to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is the Swiss mecca for outdoor sports such as rafting and canyoning and an ideal starting point for countless excursions. More than 40 mountain railways and various ships on the lake of Thun and lake of Brienz invite to excursions, where you enjoy the great mountain panorama of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The last part of your journey takes you to Zermatt, the picturesque mountain village at the foot of the world famous Matterhorn. Whether you choose a photoshooting in front of the Matterhorn, a day of skiing on the ski slopes that are open all year or a walk in the Valais alpine village that has retained its original character - boredom will not arise.

From Zermatt the journey goes back to Zurich. It is well worth stopping in the federal city of Bern on the way. The UNESCO-listed old town with its ancient sandstone facades, narrow streets and countless fountains has preserved its medieval atmosphere. In addition, the imposing Federal Palace – the parliament building of the Swiss government – awaits you in Bern.