11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
3
Bellinzona
— 1 night
4
Chur
— 2 nights
5
Zurich
— 1 night
6
Bern
— 1 night
7
Geneva
— 1 night

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rochers-de-Naye, Lac de Tanay, Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and other attractions. On the 30th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Salva Fauna, then explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and then explore the activities along Lac de Tanay. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lac de Tanay, Rochers-de-Naye
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Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral ©

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lac des Autannes, Gemmi Pass, The Matterhorn, and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lac des Autannes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gemmi Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gemmi Pass, Lac des Autannes
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona trip tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bellinzona takes 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bellinzona are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums
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Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

2
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wandern. On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral and then make a trip to Old Town Chur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Wandern.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Chur itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Chur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Wandern
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturstation Silberweide, and then stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chur to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Zurich are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naturstation Silberweide
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Naturstation Silberweide ©
Naturstation Silberweide
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lindenhofplatz ©
Lindenhofplatz

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Arnensee has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Arnensee, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arnensee
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Geneva

Geneva
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Geneva, with lows around 0°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nightlife · Parks

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