11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bern
— 1 night
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
3
Verbier
— 1 night
4
Gstaad
— 1 night
5
Lucerne
— 2 nights
6
St. Moritz
— 1 night
7
Zurich
— 2 nights

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 26th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, admire the local landmark of Laeuferbrunnen, and then make a trip to Bundesplatz. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), thenstroll around Gurten, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bern trip planning tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Bern is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Bern due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Bern hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

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Gurten ©
Gurten
Aare River
Aare River
Bundesplatz ©
Bundesplatz

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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 28th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thendon't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Verbier.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums Tours Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Ski Service, glide through the air with Flyverbier, and then hit the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Verbier tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Verbier in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in Verbier

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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Flyverbier ©
Flyverbier

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night
Gstaad

Gstaad ©
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, take in the pleasant sights at Wispile, thentrek along Lake Lauenen - Geltenhutte SAC - Lauenensee, and finally don't miss a visit to Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gstaad trip planner.

You can drive from Verbier to Gstaad in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Gstaad

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Kornmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip builder site.

Drive from Gstaad to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Bourbaki Panorama ©
Bourbaki Panorama

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in January; daily highs in St. Moritz reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, thencatch a ride on Dolderbahn, thensee the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, Zurich is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks
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Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Church of St. Peter ©
Church of St. Peter

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