11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Zurich
— 2 nights

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get outdoors at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Gornergrat. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and hike along 5-Seenweg.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip maker app.

Atlanta, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, thenhave fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Maurice Neyroud, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, thenexamine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Maurice Neyroud, Collection de l'Art Brut, Chateau de Chillon
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Maennlichen and Aare Gorge will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, trek along Lieselotte Trail, and examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Parasailing & Paragliding, Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, thenexamine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich online route planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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