18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ipoh
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
1
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Murren
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h
End: Ipoh

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Veytaux and see Chateau de Chillon, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Riffelsee, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary website .

Ipoh, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ipoh to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

2
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Murren trip planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Murren in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Reichenbach Falls in Meiringen--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along The Eiger Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schynige Platte, and enjoy some diversion at Indoor Rope Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Murren to Grindelwald takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Schynige Platte, Reichenbach Falls
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 4th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titlis and then take in the views from Titlis Bridge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Engelberg holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Engelberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt. Rigi) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eggen-Hohenweg.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning app .

Drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Santis der Berg, Eggen-Hohenweg, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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