17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive
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Neuchatel
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Werdenberg
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, then see the interesting displays at Haus zum Rech, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Neuchatel

— 2 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, and then get active on the water at Les Piscines du Nid-du-Cro. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Watch Museum of Le Locle, then see the interesting displays at Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie, and then explore the world behind art at Musée d'art et d'histoire.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Neuchatel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Geneva

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Patek Philippe Museum and Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Mont Saleve. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Pierre Challandes, stroll through Bains des Paquis, and meet the residents at Vivarium Elapsoidea.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip maker website.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Visiting Skigebiet Metsch and Villars Gryon Les Diablerets Bex will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental) and Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Musée de Montreux.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreux, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Wed), see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pollux.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Werdenberg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Werdenberg

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Fri), take a stroll through Heididorf and then stroll through Pizolbahnen. On your second day here, explore the activities along Caumasee and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpen Arena.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Werdenberg online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Werdenberg. June in Werdenberg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Werdenberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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.