Two Weeks in Switzerland – Swiss Travel Guide

My first solo backpacking adventure was to Switzerland. Why Switzerland? A variety of reasons. The Swiss landscape always drew me; the alps, the cows, the turquoise lakes and vast mountains. Switzerland, at the time, was at the second country on my travel bucket list. It’s also known to be incredibly safe and easy to get around. Considering I’d never done the ‘backpacking’ thing before, especially on my own, I decided it would be a good pick. Not to mention the CHOCOLATE!

Europe is generally expensive, and Switzerland is notorious for being one of the most expensive countries. I’ll admit, it was expensive, but well worth the money. Plus, with a few sacrifices and a lot of smart decisions, it’s possible to maximize your Swiss experience while staying on a budget. With that being said, I’ll go ahead and state that I am a budget traveler, and this is a guide for budget traveling. However, any recommendations on activities and places to visit are of course great options for anyone that’s traveling to Switzerland.

My Travel Route (9 days):


Itinerary starting and ending in Geneva:
Day 1-3: Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
Day 4: Iseltwald
Day 5-6: Lucerne
Day 7: Bern
Day 8: Lausanne or Montreux
Day 9: Geneva

If I could redo with more time (14 days):

Itinerary starting and ending in Geneva:
Day 1: Lausanne or Montreux
Day 2-3: Zermatt
Day 4-7: Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
Day 8: Iseltwald
Day 9-10: Lucerne or Zurich
Day 11-12: Bern
Day 13-14: Geneva

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