11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  15​h
1
Montreux
— 1 day
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lakeside Promenade Fleuri. On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Montreux is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Montreux is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

2
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and finally admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald Area trip planner .

You can drive from Montreux to Grindelwald Area in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt tour itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Grindelwald Area to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Appenzell Customs. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, see the interesting displays at Henry Dunant Museum, then examine the collection at Zeughaus Teufen, and finally stop by Flauderei.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. In December in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Zeughaus Teufen, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Henry Dunant Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Fraumünster Church. Old Town and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich route tool .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

Similar Plans

14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland, Milan & Rust BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Venice & Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans