5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lucerne
— 1 night
Fly

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1
night
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Mon), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then make a trip to Walk of Climb, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Zermatt is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

2
nights
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then trek along The Eiger, and finally fly down the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and finally browse the exhibits of Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.