19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Lucerne
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Lausanne
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 45 min
6
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Lugano
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Feeblitz Saas Fee (in Saas-Fee), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Pfarrkirche Ernen (in Ernen). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt journey planner.

Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Feeblitz Saas Fee, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Pfarrkirche Ernen
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip maker site.

Getting from Zermatt to Lucerne by train takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Maennlichen and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

1
night
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne and then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lausanne road trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Parks
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Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Caumasee (in Flims). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), and stroll through Muottas Muragl.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz journey planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Church of San Gian, Caumasee, Bernina Pass
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Step out of Lugano with an excursion to Falconeria Locarno in Locarno--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, get great views at Monte Bre, and stroll around Parco Civico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in July; daily highs in Lugano reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swissminiatur, Cimitero Monumentale, Falconeria Locarno, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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