11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
3
Verbier
— 2 nights
4
Zurich
— 2 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraum√ľnster Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing 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. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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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.
The Rosengart Collection has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then stop by Altstadt Luzern.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip site.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Verbier.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. You've now added Adrenaline & Extreme Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Ski Service and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with Flyverbier, fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, and then stroll through Verbier 4 Vallees ski area.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verbier trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Verbier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Flyverbier ©
Flyverbier

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): meet the residents at Zoo Zurich. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hauptbahnhof, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verbier to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

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