16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Interlaken
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern, then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lucerne is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lucerne is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Spas
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary) and Bern (Meret Oppenheim Tower Fountain, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, get outside with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken travel planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In Setembro, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald, CHEZ Camille Bloch, Trümmelbachfälle, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

few
hours
Zermatt

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 12th (Sat): go from sight to sight with Gornergrat, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt journey website.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Transportation Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

2
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 13th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

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Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature Museums Parks
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, walk around Lindenhofplatz, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich route maker app.

You can drive from Montreux to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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