11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
5
Montreux
— 1 night

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Klingnauer Stausee, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On your second day here, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich itinerary maker app.

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Zurich reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Klingnauer Stausee
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Klingnauer Stausee ©
Klingnauer Stausee
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and finally examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen travel planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

2
nights
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 30th (Fri): cruise along Gornergrat, look for gifts at Laderach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, thenstroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", thentour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, and finally fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online journey planner.

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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 1st (Sun), do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valere Basilica, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sion, Chateau de Chillon
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

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