16 days in Switzerland & Samoens Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Samoens Itinerary

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Start: Morges, Switzerland
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Davos, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Bellinzona, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Riederalp, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Samoens, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Morges, Switzerland

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

Morges to Zurich is an approximately 3- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kartause Ittingen, then find something for the whole family at Conny-Land, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Krippenwelt, then take a stroll through Stein am Rhein, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindwurm, and finally look for gifts at Ihr Fabrikat & Meerhaus.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stein am Rhein online visit planner.

Getting from Zurich to Stein am Rhein by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Appenzell.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen, Kartause Ittingen, Conny-Land
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Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Conny-Land ©
Conny-Land
Kartause Ittingen ©
Kartause Ittingen

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Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Seealpsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, and then stop by Flauderei. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Santispark, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally get lost in a book at Stiftsbibliothek.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Appenzell trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Stein am Rhein to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Davos.

Things to do in Appenzell

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Santispark, Seealpsee, Santis der Berg
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Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee

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hours
Davos, Switzerland

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Jacobshorn, then admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Discover how to plan a Davos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Davos takes 2 hours. In July, Davos is little chillier than Appenzell - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn
Kirchner Museum Davos ©
Kirchner Museum Davos

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nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Davos to St. Moritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and finally stroll around Parco Civico.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano route planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in July, with highs in Lugano at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

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hours
Bellinzona, Switzerland

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona trip itinerary builder.

Bellinzona is just a stone's throw from Lugano. In July in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Riederalp.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte Tamaro
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Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano ©
Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano

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nights
Riederalp, Switzerland

Riederalp ©
Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Molitor and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riederalp online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bellinzona to Riederalp. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Samoens.

Things to do in Riederalp

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wengen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway

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nights
Samoens, France

Samoëns is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Step out of Samoens with an excursion to Reve d'Eau in Bellentre--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Pegase, look for gifts at Popcorn Vintage, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-dame de l'Assomption.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Samoens holiday planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Riederalp to Samoens. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Samoens

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Reve d'Eau, Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval
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River Rafting & Tubing
La Bourgeoise ©
La Bourgeoise
Pointe d'Angolon ©
Pointe d'Angolon

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