19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., and then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Montreux road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Montreux is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Parish church of St Mauritius. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and stop by Laderach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt journey builder app .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aletsch Glacier and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Step out of the city life by going to The Eiger Trail and Oeschinen Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Murrenbach Waterfalls). There's still lots to do: get great views at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald travel planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfrau Region, Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 29th (Mon), cruise along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, wander the streets of Santa Petronilla, and then explore the activities along Cauma Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bellinzona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cauma Lake, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Santa Petronilla, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Highlights from your plan
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Step out of the city life by going to Piz Corvatsch and Piz Nair. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bernina Pass and Lake St. Moritz. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bellinzona in July, things will get slightly colder in St. Moritz: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pontresina, Old Town Chur, Bernina Pass
Highlights from your plan
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Munot and Kathedrale St.Gallen are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Munot, Rhine Falls, Kathedrale St.Gallen
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Munot ©
Munot
Old Town ©
Old Town

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