12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Drive
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Lugano
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Train
4
Wengen
— 1 night
Train
5
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
7
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip builder.

Milan, Italy to Lugano is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

2
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Zermatt

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 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zermatt vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

1
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Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

1
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Wengen

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Central Sport, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then get outside with Swimming Pool Waldbort, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wengen trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Wengen to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

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Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, then explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online vacation planner.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.

Bernese Oberland travel guide

4.6
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.