15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  15​h
1
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and The Bex Salt Mines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Zermatt is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

4
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kleine Scheidegg and Schlosskirche. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Jungfraujoch will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip site .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen Village, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake St. Moritz and Morteratsch Glacier. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town Chur and Piz Corvatsch. Venture out of the city with trips to Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Viamala Schlucht (in Zillis). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, get great views at Diavolezza, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online itinerary builder .

Drive from Interlaken to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Moritz: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Old Town Chur, Bernina Pass, Viamala Schlucht
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Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Val Roseg ©
Val Roseg

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hofkirche and Grossmunster. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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