17 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Ferry + Fly:  12 h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Malbun, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
Travel:  108 h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva travel planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 12- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Geneva. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon, Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Massaschlucht (in Naters), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Musee du safran (in Mund). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, go from sight to sight with Gornergrat, and look for gifts at Metzgerei Bayard.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zermatt online day trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee du safran, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Massaschlucht, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malbun.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Malbun, Liechtenstein

Malbun ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, then don't miss a visit to The Main Square, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle. On the next day, make a trip to Sareis Chairlift, learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, examine the collection at Postal Museum, then make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, and finally make a trip to Gutenberg Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Malbun trip maker website.

Drive from Lucerne to Malbun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malbun

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vaduz, Gutenberg Castle
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Liechtenstein National Museum ©
Liechtenstein National Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

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