11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Montreux
— 1 day
2
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
4
Appenzell
— 2 nights
5
Zurich
— 3 nights

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Montreux Lakeside has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montreux online driving holiday planner.

Atlanta, USA to Montreux is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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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).
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Montreux to Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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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 30th (Mon), have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt visit planner.

Take a train from Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 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
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

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nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, see the interesting displays at Henry Dunant Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zeughaus Teufen, and finally look for gifts at Flauderei.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. December in Appenzell sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Henry Dunant Museum, Zeughaus Teufen
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch ©
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & Lake Lucerne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, and browse the exhibits of Haus zum Rech.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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