16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Boston
fly:  13​h 30​min
1
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Lugano
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Boston

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago di Poschiavo, Engadine Museum and Piz Bernina. National Park Centre and Bahnmuseum Albula are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Piz Nair and Lake St. Moritz. Venture out of the city with trips to Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur) and Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Muottas Muragl, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Gian, explore the world behind art at Berry Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip maker .

Boston, USA to St. Moritz is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in June; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bahnmuseum Albula, National Park Centre, Schloss Tarasp, Lago di Poschiavo, Church of San Gian
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Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Lago di Poschiavo ©
Lago di Poschiavo

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get outdoors at Lido di Lugano and Lido San Domenico. You'll explore and learn at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio and Museo Vincenzo Vela. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore) and Mario Botta's Mountain Church (in Mogno). There's much more to do: trek along Olive Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Generoso, make a trip to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and stroll around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in June, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parco delle Gole della Breggia, Monte Generoso, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Museo Vincenzo Vela, Mario Botta's Mountain Church
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Monte Generoso ©
Monte Generoso
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©

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 12th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online travel planner .

Take a train from Lugano to Zermatt in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Breithorn ©
Breithorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Pass Railway as well as Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune and Cathedrale St-Nicolas. Visit Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf and Chateau de Tourbillon for their historical value. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Valere Basilica (in Sion) and Fondation Pierre Arnaud (in Lens). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Plexus Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sion, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

3
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.
You've added Lauterbrunnen Village, Staubbach Waterfall, Jungfraujoch, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Heimwehfluh. Popular historic sites such as Schlosskirche and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, sample the tasty concoctions at Haarige Kuh Brauerei, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch, Lake Brienz, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Botanischer Garten as well as Bahnhofstrasse. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning app .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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