14 days in Orlando, Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Orlando, Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Orlando, Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
1
Orlando, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Orlando, United States


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1
night
Orlando, United States

Orlando
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport and Lakeland Linder International Airport. September in Orlando sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Philadelphia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in September; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 80°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rhine Falls, Lindenhofplatz, Grossmunster, and other attractions you added.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip app .

Fly from Philadelphia to Zurich in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forest Fun Park Zermatt, Gornergrat and Glacier Express. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Sentier des Planetes in Saint-Luc, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Chemin des Planetes
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Forest Fun Park Zermatt ©
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express

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nights
Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chocolaterie de Gruyeres as well as La Maison du Gruyere. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Moleson, look for gifts at Gruyere Traditions, and try for a hole-in-one at Moleson Bob-luge.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gruyeres trip tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Gruyeres by train takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gruyeres are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Le Moleson
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Le Moleson ©
Le Moleson
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Tibet Museum ©
Tibet Museum

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day
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip builder .

Getting from Gruyeres to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grossmunster. On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
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Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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