12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Zermatt

— 1 night
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 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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Singapore, Singapore to Zermatt is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Glacier 3000, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town and Hofkirche will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

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Drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lucerne in December, you will find days in Bellinzona are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
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Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl. On the next day, get great views at Piz Nair, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and then admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum.

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You can drive from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bellinzona in December, expect nights in St. Moritz to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.