16 days in Switzerland & Montenegro Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Montenegro Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Phoenix, United States


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online attractions planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Zurich. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Weissenau Castle. Get in touch with nature at Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Heimwehfluh. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

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Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Alpine Adventures Zermatt, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt tour itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zabljak.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Pivskoe Reservoir and then explore the stunning scenery at Piva Canyon. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zabljak trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, flight, and car from Zermatt to Zabljak takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pluzine, Tara River Canyon, St. Basil of Ostrog Orthodox Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
St. Basil of Ostrog Orthodox Cathedral ©

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Punta Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budva visit planner .

You can drive from Zabljak to Budva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Budva sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gradiste monastary
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Santa Maria in Punta Church ©
Santa Maria in Punta Church

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Step off the beaten path and head to Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen and Plavi Horizonti Beach. Stari Grad Kotor and Herceg- Novi Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, don't miss a visit to Gurdich Gate, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary maker .

Kotor is just a short distance from Budva. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Herceg Novi Old Town, Plavi Horizonti Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Maritime Museum ©
Maritime Museum

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