12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Sat), take a tour by water with Sciffmandli, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse and then wander the streets of Old Town.

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Braunschweig, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Family-friendly places like Altstadt Luzern and Seebad Eich will thrill your kids. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Swisspecial. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, Swisspecial
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Swisspecial ©
Swisspecial

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, stop by Vogts Corner, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally get a new perspective on things with Paragliding Jungfrau.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then admire the local landmark of Anna-Seiler-Brunnen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Interlaken Walking Tours, and then take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bern
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Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 19th (Mon): cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For photos and more tourist information, read Zermatt online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Fly Fish Zermatt ©
Fly Fish Zermatt
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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