18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Montreux
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Get outdoors at Sibe Brunne and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont), Lenk im Simmental (Simmenfalle & Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz) and Les Gorges De La Jogne (in Broc). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux online driving holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Montreux is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Chaplin's World, Les Gorges De La Jogne, Chateau de Chillon, Eglise Romane de Rougemont
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Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and The Matterhorn. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken, Harderkulm, & more), Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Aletsch Glacier and Maennlichen. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Engelberg (Titlis Bridge & Mount Titlis) and Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Trümmelbachfälle). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, hike along The Eiger Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and stop by Molitor.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Engelberg, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Titlis ©
Titlis

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Swimming Pools Unter Letten make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Lake Lucerne and Ufschotti Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more), Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Sattel Hochstuckli
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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