5 days in Zurich, Jungfrau Region & Zermatt Itinerary

5 days in Zurich, Jungfrau Region & Zermatt Itinerary

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5 days in Zurich, Jungfrau Region & Zermatt Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald
— 1 night
cable car:  30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Murren
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On your second day here, walk around Lindenhofplatz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kaferberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder app .

Dublin, Ireland to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Zurich is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Kaferberg ©
Kaferberg

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a combination of to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Eiger
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The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Murren.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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Murren

Murren
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Murren road trip app .

Murren is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning tool .

Getting from Murren to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Monta Rosa Hut ©
Monta Rosa Hut

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