9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Mon), have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen and then stroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip tool.

Durham, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.
Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken journey planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trips

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.