14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Montreux
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fondation Beyeler and Aare Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Hofkirche (in Lucerne), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Alpenwildpark) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Fondation Beyeler, Aare Gorge, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then fly down the slopes at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Gornergrat, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, pause for some photo ops at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, thenmake a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, thenmake a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, thensee the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Cloitre, ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, thenlearn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreux online road trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Montreux by train takes about 3 hours. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aigle, Chateau de Chillon, Chateau de Tourbillon, HR Giger Museum, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

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