11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Beatenberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Murren
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vevey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Zurich

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, then get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and finally stroll around Platzspitz Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Wasserkirche ©
Wasserkirche
Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Platzspitz Park ©
Platzspitz Park

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ursenkathedrale, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, look for all kinds of wild species at Pilatus Luzern, then take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne sightseeing website.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beatenberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Ursenkathedrale, Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

2
nights
Beatenberg

Beatenberg ©
Beatenberg is a municipality in the Interlaken district of the canton of Bern in Switzerland.HistoryBeatenberg is first mentioned in 1275 as super rupes. Popular historic sites such as Burgdorfer Altstadt and Kirche Wurzbrunnen are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente and Regionalmuseum Langnau. Venture out of the city with trips to Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee (in Thun), Sibe Brunne (in Lenk im Simmental) and Riggisberg (Seilpark Gantrisch & Abegg-Stiftung). It doesn't end there: stroll through Beatus Trail and get outside with Trotti-Bike Niederhorn.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Beatenberg vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Beatenberg takes 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Murren.

Things to do in Beatenberg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Riggisberg, Kirche Wurzbrunnen, Regionalmuseum Langnau, Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee, Sibe Brunne
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Burgdorfer Altstadt ©
Burgdorfer Altstadt
Kirche Wurzbrunnen ©
Kirche Wurzbrunnen

3
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 17th (Thu), hike along North face Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Loetschberger-Suedrampe, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron, and then take in the awesome beauty at Zauberwasser.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Murren attractions app.

Explore your travel options from Beatenberg to Murren with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Murren

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Raron, Bosco Gurin, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zauberwasser, Loetschberger-Suedrampe
Highlights from your plan
North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
Lotschentaler Museum ©
Lotschentaler Museum

2
nights
Vevey

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune and Church of St Barvara. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Roman Amphitheatre and St Martin's Church. Explore Vevey's surroundings by going to Avenches (Musee Romain Avenches & Roman Theatre), Magdalena Hermitage (in Granges-Paccot) and Abbatiale de Payerne (in Payerne). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bern Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee du Gotteron, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Historique de Vevey.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Vevey online route planner.

Traveling by car from Murren to Vevey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vevey

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Avenches, Fribourg, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Magdalena Hermitage, Abbatiale de Payerne
Highlights from your plan
St Martin's Church ©
St Martin's Church
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune ©
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
Abbatiale de Payerne ©
Abbatiale de Payerne

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