9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
Train
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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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 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Zermatt is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Step out of Grindelwald to go to Murren and see Blumental Panorama Trail, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and hike along The Eiger.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald visit planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, and finally hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bern online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & The Nine Towers) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.