16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Montreux Lakeside and Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Get in touch with nature at Rochers-de-Naye and Grottes de Vallorbe. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Le Port d'Ouchy (in Lausanne), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Montreux itinerary planner.

Zurich to Montreux is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Creux du Van
4.8
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Cross-country Ski Area
Glacier 3000
4.4

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oeschinen Lake and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get outdoors at Gorner Gorge and Riffelsee. Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Simplon Pass in Brig, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Oeschinen Lake
4.8
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Must see
Riffelsee
4.7

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Take a break from the city and head to Staubbach Waterfall and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lauterbrunnen: Murren (Via Ferrata & Allmendhubel). There's much more to do: hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, and get a new perspective on things with Airtime Paragliding.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Airtime Paragliding
4.9

4
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Lake Brienz. Get outdoors at Aare Gorge and The Eiger. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Speed Boats Tours (in Interlaken), Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
The Eiger
4.9
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Must see
Maennlichen
4.7
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Must see
Aare Gorge
4.7

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Take a break from the city and head to Muottas Muragl and Piz Nair. Step off the beaten path and head to Caumasee and Engadine. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and get great views at Diavolezza.

Plan trip to St. Moritz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Lucerne to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lucerne in October, with highs in St. Moritz at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Muottas Muragl
4.7
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Must see
Bernina Pass
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Morteratsch Glacier
4.8

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