9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 1 night
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Stein am Rhein
— Few hours
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Schaffhausen
— Few hours
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Zurich
— 1 night
5
Lucerne
— 1 night
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Bern
— 1 night
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Thun
— Few hours
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Interlaken
— Few hours
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
10
Zermatt
— 1 night
11
Visp
— Few hours
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Zurich
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fraumünster Church, Schanzengraben Canal and Landesmuseum. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, stop by Schanzengraben Canal, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum Lindwurm as well as Stein am Rhein. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum Lindwurm and then take a stroll through Stein am Rhein.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stein am Rhein sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stein am Rhein takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Museum Lindwurm ©
Museum Lindwurm

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Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen ©
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rhine Falls as well as Munot. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Munot and then stroll through Rhine Falls.

Plan trip to Schaffhausen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Schaffhausen is just a short distance from Stein am Rhein. October in Schaffhausen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Munot ©
Munot

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Zurich

Zurich
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich route maker.

Getting from Schaffhausen to Zurich by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lion Monument as well as Chapel Bridge. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Thun.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Thun

Thun ©
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, then take in the exciting artwork at Thun-Panorama, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thun attractions planner.

Thun is just a short distance from Bern. In October, daytime highs in Thun are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Interlaken.

Things to do in Thun

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun
Thun-Panorama ©
Thun-Panorama

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder.

Interlaken is very close to Thun. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Schlosskirche ©
Schlosskirche

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then look for gifts at Molitor.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online visit planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Molitor
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

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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 reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip tool.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll set off for Visp on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Visp

Visp ©
Visp is the capital of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.GeographyVisp lies in the Rhône valley, at the confluence of the Vispa and the Rhône, 9km west of Brig-Glis.Visp has an area, of 13.2km2. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and then step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Visp route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Visp. In October, daytime highs in Visp are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Visp

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raron, Stockalper Palace
Highlights from your plan
Stockalper Palace ©
Stockalper Palace
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael

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Zurich

Zurich ©
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder.

Getting from Visp to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Visp in October: highs in Zurich hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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