13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zermatt
— 1 night
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
5
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
6
Zurich
— 2 nights

1
night
Zermatt

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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary site.

Chicago, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
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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.
On the 11th (Sun), hit the slopes at Glacier 3000, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

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Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000, Les Mines De Sel De Bex, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

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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).
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Aare Gorge. Popular historic sites such as Kleine Scheidegg and St Gallus Catholic Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen holiday maker site.

You can drive from Montreux to Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, St Gallus Catholic Church, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento di Santa Maria Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

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Getting from Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen to Bellinzona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Convento di Santa Maria Assunta
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get great views at Diavolezza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then get great views at Muottas Muragl, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bellinzona to St. Moritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bellinzona in August; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass
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Val Roseg ©
Val Roseg
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, get great views at Rhine Falls, step into the grandiose world of Munot, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Munot
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Munot ©
Munot
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Old Town
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Rhine Falls

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