19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Chur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning tool .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

Plan trip to Lucerne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Astrid-Kapelle
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Clock Tower - Zytglogge, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, & more). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Lake Brienz, Aletsch Glacier, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Montreux

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 2nd (Thu): do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, examine the collection at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Montreux by train takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chaplin's World, Terres de Lavaux, Chateau de Chillon, Castle of Gruyeres
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

2
nights
Geneva

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), don't miss a visit to Banc de la Treille, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. On the 6th (Mon), hit the slopes at Arosa Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Obere Gasse, take a stroll through Old Town Chur, and then hit the slopes at Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Geneva to Chur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arosa Ski Resort, Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort ©
Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Obere Gasse ©
Obere Gasse

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, then get great views at Diavolezza, then get great views at Muottas Muragl, and finally explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Piz Nair, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and then admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz online trip builder .

You can drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

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