11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
4
Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive
5
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Limmat. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau and then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Lucerne, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Lucerne to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

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 Oeschinen Lake and Kleine Scheidegg. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Eiger, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Zermatt

— 1 night
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 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

Plan my trip to Zermatt with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Locarno

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno and then make a splash at Lido Locarno. Keep things going the next day: work some fitness into your day at Tibetan bridge "Carasc", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, and then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Locarno in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Val Fex, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Locarno to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Locarno in August, expect St. Moritz to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.