16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chaplin's World and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: VerticAlp Emosson (in Finhaut), Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon and pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Memorial.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Montreux is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Swiss Vapeur Parc, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Creux du Van
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and make a trip to Walk of Climb.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt visit planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Scenic Drive Transportation
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
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.
Attractions like Seilpark Interlaken and Maennlichen make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle, Aare Gorge, Aletsch Glacier
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Swimming Pools Unter Letten and Swiss Museum of Transport make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

Plan my day in Zurich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

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