8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Zermatt
— 1 night
2
Riva San Vitale
— 1 night
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
4
Zurich
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church, thenmake a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt attractions planner.

Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine to Zermatt is an approximately 16-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ivano-Frankivsk to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riva San Vitale.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Riva San Vitale

Riva San Vitale ©
Riva San Vitale is a municipality in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland, located in the district of Mendrisio.HistoryRiva San Vitale is first mentioned in 774 as Primo Sobenno. On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, walk around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Riva San Vitale attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Riva San Vitale. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Riva San Vitale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monte San Giorgio, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone ©
Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), trek along Lieselotte Trail, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Riva San Vitale to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Lieselotte Trail
Lieselotte Trail

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), thenget engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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