9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davos
— 2 nights
Drive
3
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Basel
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Hofkirche. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Seebad Eich (in Eich) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Davos.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Davos

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, and finally head outdoors with Jacobshorn. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz, steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur, and then stroll through Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Davos tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Davos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Davos hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

1
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St. Moritz

St.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, then appreciate the views at Engadine, then stroll through Piz Nair, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Davos to St. Moritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

2
nights
Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 7th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montreux day trip tool.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Montreux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Basel

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Basel travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Montreux to Basel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Basel sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods · Museums

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.