11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 1 night
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
5
Verbier
— 1 night
6
Geneva
— 1 night

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, thendon't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally visit Altstadt Luzern. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne vacation planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Interlaken
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, thenadmire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, thenadmire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and finally examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald travel route tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, thentake in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, thentour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thentake a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and finally look for gifts at Laderach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Verbier.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

1
night
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. On the 3rd (Fri), bet on your favorite at Karting Extreme Verbier, glide through the air with Flyverbier, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, thenshop like a local with Ski Service, and finally grab your bike and head to Verbier Bikepark.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Verbier trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Verbier takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Flyverbier ©
Flyverbier

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night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Verbier to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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