14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Davos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Reno

2
nights
Davos

Davos ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parsenn Skigebiet and Old Town Chur. Escape the urban bustle at Rinerhorn and Lenzerheide Ski Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in Glarus (about 1h 15 min away).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Davos day trip planning site .

Reno, USA to Davos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Reno in April, expect Davos to be little chillier, temps between 50°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Old Town Chur, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Lenzerheide Ski Resort
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Lenzerheide Ski Resort ©
Lenzerheide Ski Resort
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Davos to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Davos in April, things will get a bit warmer in Bellinzona: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway and then take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Sun), go from sight to sight with Gornergrat, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planning website .

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 28th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche & Chapel Bridge), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Basel's Old Town (in Basel). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Fondation Beyeler, Basel's Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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