13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip builder tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Montreux is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Parish Church of St. Mauritius. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Verbier (Ski Service & Mountain Air) and Office de tourisme de Crans-Montana (in Crans-Montana). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Federal Building (Bundeshaus) or Buchhandlung Boedeli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern, approximately Bern away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tibetan bridge "Carasc", explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Bellinzone, and finally get engrossed in the history at Castello di Montebello.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in June, with highs in Bellinzona at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Lake Zurich. Get some cultural insight at Landesmuseum and Fraumünster Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lion Monument & The Rosengart Collection). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, stop by Niederdorf, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bellinzona in June, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.