9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  8​h 15​min
5
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zoological Museum and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Grossmunster. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Munot (in Schaffhausen) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Munot
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gelmer Funicular. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): travel the rails with Gelmer Funicular, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally stroll around Hohematte Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Transportation Parks

Side Trip

Gelmer Funicular
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hohematte Park ©
Hohematte Park
Gelmer Funicular ©
Gelmer Funicular

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Suisse du Jeu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Musee Suisse du Jeu
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 30th (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Adventure Tours Museums
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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On the 31st (Fri), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take an in-depth tour of Engadine Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

Make your St. Moritz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 8.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Engadine Museum ©
Engadine Museum
Berry Museum ©
Berry Museum

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