11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the historical opulence of Munot.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

The Rosengart Collection, Munot
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 19th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bellinzona trip builder .

You can drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
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Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aletsch Glacier and Staubbach Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Village and Trümmelbachfälle. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfrau Region, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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 23rd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

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

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at The Bex Salt Mines, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, HR Giger Museum, The Bex Salt Mines
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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