11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Montreux
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Munot, don't miss a visit to Altstadt Schaffhausen, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Limmatquai, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Austin, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Zurich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Zurich at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Mt Pilatus to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Mt Pilatus, then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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St. Moritz

— 1 night
St.
On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Reformierte Kirche San Gian, tee off at Kulm Golf St. Moritz, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Hauser und Wirth.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip planning site.

Drive from Lucerne to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lucerne in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 60°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Outdoors · Shopping · Golf · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Marmot Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and finally hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then do a tasting at Aigle Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

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Geneva

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore hidden gems such as Notre Dame Basilica and Vieux-Carouge. Visit Prangins Castle and Roman Columns for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Perroy to see Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, learn more about the world around you at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.