16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 8 nights
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
3
St. Moritz
— 1 night
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
5
Montreux
— 2 nights

8
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Pilatus Luzern. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stein am Rhein and Taubenlochschlucht. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Rapperswil (Schloss Rapperswil & Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden), Teufelsbrucke (in Andermatt) and Seealpsee (in Wasserauen). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Etang de la Gruere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Lenzburg.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in September, things will get little chillier in Lucerne: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Rapperswil, Weggis, Schaffhausen, Etang de la Gruere
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Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Munot ©
Munot

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza Indipendenza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in September, expect nights in Bellinzona to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Alta Piumogna Waterfalls
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Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 14th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chamanna Segantini, thentake in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina, thenget outside with Lake Sils, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bellinzona in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Sils, Chamanna Segantini
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Lake Sils ©
Lake Sils

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, thenhead outdoors with Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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 17th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Vincent, thensteep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, thenadmire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montreux online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chateau de Tourbillon
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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