12 days in Switzerland & Heidelberg Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland & Heidelberg Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls, and finally get a new perspective on things with Sciffmandli.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner.

Braunschweig, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Swisspecial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Swisspecial
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi
Swisspecial ©
Swisspecial

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Escape the urban bustle at Aletsch Glacier and Jungfraujoch. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, stop by Mont -Bell Grindelwald, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, and hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald travel planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

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 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Fly Fish Zermatt ©
Fly Fish Zermatt

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 19th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and then admire the striking features of Speyer Cathedral.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Heidelberg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Speyer Cathedral
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

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