11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Shenyang
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Shenyang

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Luzern, walk around La Collection'Air Art Park, and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lucerne online trip maker.

Shenyang, China to Lucerne is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 18th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle - this is not an official place to visit.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planning website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, get great views at Gornergrat, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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nights
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 22nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the next day, make a trip to The Flower Clock, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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