16 days in Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rust, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich journey builder tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rust.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

1
night
Rust, Germany

Rust
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rust trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Rust takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Rust

Parks Outdoors Museums

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Family-friendly places like Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch and Swiss Ski School Saas Fee will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn, and browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner .

You can drive from Rust to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Villars-sur-Ollon.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
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2
nights
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Villars-sur-Ollon ©
Villars-sur-Ollon, commonly referred to as Villars, is a village in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, part of the municipality of Ollon. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then examine the collection at Chaplin's World, and finally go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Villars-sur-Ollon road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Villars-sur-Ollon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Villars-sur-Ollon

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Hasliberg and see Muggestutz Zwergenweg, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Villars-sur-Ollon to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Muggestutz Zwergenweg
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Muggestutz Zwergenweg ©
Muggestutz Zwergenweg
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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