11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Montreux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 17th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): hit the slopes at Glacier 3000, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montreux online route planner .

Dallas, USA to Montreux is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Dallas to Montreux, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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 19th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally travel the rails with Gornergrat.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hit the slopes at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald visit planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bellinzona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bellinzona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Bellinzona to Lucerne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Lucerne is slightly colder than Bellinzona - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Town, Aare Gorge, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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