12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fiesch in Valais
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Zermatt

— 3 nights
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 20th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen and then stroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zermatt is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Fiesch in Valais

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fiesch in Valais trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Interlaken

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Fiesch in Valais to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the next day, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, then take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.