12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
1
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

1
night
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 12th (Sat): learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Zermatt is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, then see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen route maker tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn
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Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, go for a walk through Schellen Ursli Path, then have fun at Olympia Bobrun, and finally admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planner .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Piz Bernina ©
Piz Bernina
Berry Museum ©
Berry Museum

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night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isole di Brissago, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, and then admire the natural beauty at Parco San Grato. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria di Loreto, and then stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano travel itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piazza G. Motta, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, Isole di Brissago, Parco San Grato
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Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato
Isole di Brissago ©
Isole di Brissago
Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse ©
Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jucker Farm and Limmatquai. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Seebad Enge, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, and stroll around Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning website .

You can drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. While traveling from Lugano, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Jucker Farm
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Seebad Enge ©
Seebad Enge
Jucker Farm ©
Jucker Farm
Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heimwehfluh and Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Swissraft-Activity, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
JungfrauPark Interlaken ©
JungfrauPark Interlaken
Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region ©

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