17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 3 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Santis der Berg, St. Laurenzen, Kathedrale St.Gallen, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation planner.

Denver, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Zurich is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Zurich, with lows of 30°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Rosengart Collection, Hofkirche, Jesuitenkirche, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, make a trip to The Nine Towers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bar 55, Trockener Steg and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. There's much more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
St. Moritz is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and have fun at Olympia Bobrun.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online trip builder.

Getting from Zermatt to St. Moritz by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 27°F at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

Enjoy Zurich some more: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip app.

You can take a train from St. Moritz to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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