9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Montreux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux road trip planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Montreux is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glacier 3000, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

1
night
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 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Wydi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maennlichen and Schlosskirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Mt Pilatus) and Swiss Made Shop Wengen (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Made Shop Wengen, Aare Gorge, Maennlichen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): work some fitness into your day at Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

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Getting from Interlaken to Bellinzona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, Bellinzona is a bit warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Highlights from your plan
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bellinzona in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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