16 days in Switzerland & Monterrey Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Monterrey Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Monterrey Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
5
Monterrey, Mexico
— 1 night
End: Monterrey, Mexico

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Mt Pilatus, & more), Stadtkirche (in Winterthur) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Monterrey, Mexico to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Stadtkirche
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken road trip website .

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Lenk im Simmental (Alprundweg Leiterli & Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In November in Geneva, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

1
night
Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll around Parque Fundidora, walk around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo del Sagrado Corazon, and finally contemplate the long history of Pueblo de Santiago. On your second day here, Head underground at Grutas de Garcia, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de Santa Lucia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de Guadalupe, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Acero Horno 3.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterrey route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Monterrey takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Geneva to Monterrey due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Paseo de Santa Lucia

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