17 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Luc, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Grimentz, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Arolla, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Verbier, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Champex, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
9
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Seebad Enge and Dolderbahn. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, stroll around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, and admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich journey maker website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Zurich. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, plan for slightly colder days in Zurich, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Luc.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Limmat ©
Limmat
Seebad Enge ©
Seebad Enge
Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai

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night
Saint-Luc, Switzerland

Saint-Luc ©
Saint-Luc is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, then look and learn at Chemin des Planetes, and then fly down the slopes at St-Luc/Chandolin Domaine Skiable.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Luc holiday planner.

Drive from Zurich to Saint-Luc in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Grimentz.

Things to do in Saint-Luc

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud ©
Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud

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Grimentz, Switzerland

Grimentz ©
Grimentz is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Lac des Autannes and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabane de Moiry.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grimentz travel route planner.

Grimentz is just a stone's throw from Saint-Luc. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grimentz

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Cabane de Moiry ©
Cabane de Moiry
Lac des Autannes ©
Lac des Autannes

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Zermatt, Switzerland

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 Gorner Gorge and Riffelsee. Escape the urban bustle at 5-Seenweg and Trockener Steg. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grimentz to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arolla.

Things to do in Zermatt

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Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

1
night
Arolla, Switzerland

Arolla ©
Arolla is a village in the municipality of Evolène in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.It is situated at the end of the Val d'Hérens south of Sion at 1998m altitude in the Pennine Alps. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Bleu and then head outdoors with Remontees Mecaniques d'Arolla.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arolla day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Arolla with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Verbier.

Things to do in Arolla

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Lac Bleu ©
Lac Bleu

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Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tee off at Golf Club Verbier, then take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, and then fly down the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Air and then fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Verbier route site.

Drive from Arolla to Verbier in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Champex.

Things to do in Verbier

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Mont-Fort ©
Mont-Fort
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Bruson Ski Area ©
Bruson Ski Area

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Champex, Switzerland

Champex ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to Fort d'Artillerie de Champex.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Champex trip maker website.

You can drive from Verbier to Champex in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Champex

Parks
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Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden ©
Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden

2
nights
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 15th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, then enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, and finally head outdoors with Compagnie du Mont Blanc. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, and finally hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix tour planner.

You can drive from Champex to Chamonix in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip itinerary website.

Drive from Chamonix to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Vieille-Ville de Montreux ©
Vieille-Ville de Montreux

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