5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  15​h
1
Zermatt
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Basel
— 1 night
train + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Zermatt is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums Historic Sites
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then get great views at Muottas Muragl, then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and finally explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Moritz attractions planning site .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

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Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Basel online attractions planner .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Basel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, Basel is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Room Escape Games

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