9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Princess Juliana International Airport

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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in May, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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 18th (Thu): learn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland and then have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Interlaken, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games · Classes · Adventure · Tours

Zermatt

— 1 night
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 20th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.