16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
train:  5​h 15​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bernina Pass and Val Roseg. Take a break from the city and head to Morteratsch Glacier and Piz Nair. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Viamala Schlucht (in Zillis). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz and take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz travel planner .

Toronto, Canada to St. Moritz is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In September, St. Moritz is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pontresina, Viamala Schlucht, Bernina Pass, Old Town Chur
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Val Roseg ©
Val Roseg

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona online route planner .

Getting from St. Moritz to Bellinzona by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, Bellinzona is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Bellinzona to Zermatt takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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 7th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at The Bex Salt Mines, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montreux journey maker .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

4
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Kleine Scheidegg and Weissenau Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Lauterbrunnen Village and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, and stop by Molitor.

Plan my Grindelwald Area trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Montreux to Grindelwald Area in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Aare Gorge, Mt Pilatus
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt Schaffhausen and Grossmunster. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Ufschotti Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Munot (in Schaffhausen) and Mt. Rigi (in Lucerne). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online day trip planner .

Drive from Grindelwald Area to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

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