8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Martigny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Popular historic sites such as Kleine Scheidegg and Mountaineers' Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Village and Staubbach Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Zermatt (The Matterhorn & Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Grindelwald is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Martigny.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

1
night
Martigny

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 19th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of The Bex Salt Mines, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Martigny planning app .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Martigny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Martigny, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Martigny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, The Bex Salt Mines, Chateau de Tourbillon
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip app .

You can drive from Martigny to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Munot, The Rosengart Collection
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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