6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Interlaken
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Interlaken

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 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, then explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Molitor, take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planning site .

Montreal, Canada to Interlaken is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Interlaken is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in July, Interlaken is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Molitor, Maennlichen, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, St. Beatus Hoehlen
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, head outdoors with Alpine Adventures Zermatt, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then trek along 5-Seenweg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt journey planner .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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