9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lausanne
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
3
Bern
— 1 night
4
Zurich
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne trip itinerary builder site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Lausanne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Queen Studio Experience, HR Giger Museum
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey builder tool.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
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 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, thentake in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern online visit planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Gurten ©
Gurten

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niederdorf and Museum Rietberg. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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