13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Corella, Visayas
Drive + Fly:  23 h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27 h
End: Corella, Visayas

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, and have some family-friendly fun at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Corella, Philippines to Zurich is an approximately 23- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Corella in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums
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Limmat ©
Limmat
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucerne sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astrid-Kapelle
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

3
nights
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.
When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, approximately Grindelwald away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): cruise along Gornergrat, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche Ernen.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt planning tool.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Ernen, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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