14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Jesuitenkirche and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limmat and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Lucerne to see Ufschotti Park about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip site.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Zurich. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
St.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, then get great views at Diavolezza, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Castello di Montebello, explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Bellinzone, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally cruise along Tibetan bridge "Carasc".

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bellinzona driving holiday planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in July, with highs in Bellinzona at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Head to Molitor and Galerie Wydifor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To plan Interlaken vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bellinzona to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bellinzona in July; daily highs in Interlaken reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then stop by Laderach, and then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt online journey maker.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.