5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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St. Moritz
— 1 day
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Andermatt
— 1 night
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zug
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Pfaeffikon
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 1 night

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St. Moritz

— 1 day
St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, appreciate the views at Engadine, then admire all the interesting features of Piz Nair, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Reformierte Kirche San Gian.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip itinerary maker app.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Andermatt

— 1 night
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. On the 6th (Sun), get outside with Fellilucke, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, then take in the history at Teufelsbrucke, and finally hone your skills at Alpine Sports Andermatt.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andermatt tour itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Andermatt by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Andermatt

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip site.

You can drive from Andermatt to Lucerne in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Zug.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Zug

The canton of Zug is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Zug day trip planner.

Zug is just a short distance from Lucerne. In December, daytime highs in Zug are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Pfaeffikon.

Things to do in Zug

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Pfaeffikon

— 1 night
Pfäffikon District is one of the twelve districts of the German-speaking canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. John, contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil, then steep yourself in history at Capuchin Friary, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pfaeffikon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zug to Pfaeffikon in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Pfaeffikon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then make a trip to Niederdorf, and finally get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from Pfaeffikon to Zurich in an hour. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Canton of Uri travel guide

4.2
Battlefields · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne. The official language of Uri is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the Alemannic Swiss German dialect called. Uri was the only canton where the children in school had to learn Italian as their first foreign language. But in the school year of 2005/2006 this was changed to English as in most other cantons. The population is about 35,000 of which 3,046 (or 8.7%) are foreigners. The legendary William Tell is said to have hailed from Uri. The historical landmark Rütli lies within the canton of Uri.NameThe name of the valley is first mentioned in the 8th or 9th century, in the Latinized form of Uronia. In the medieval period, the name referred not to the entire Reuss valley but just to Altdorf and the surrounding settlements and estates. The extension of the name to a larger territory is the result of the territorial expansion of the canton in the 15th century. However, usage of Uri as referring to Altdorf remained current. From the 13th century onward, the German form of the name is recorded as Ure(n). The modern form Uri dates to the 16th century.

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Canton of Schwyz travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Water Parks · Zoos
Canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne to the west and Lake Zürich in the north, centered on and named after the town of Schwyz.It is one of the founding cantons of Switzerland; Switzerland's name is derived from the name of the canton, and the flag of Switzerland from its coat of arms. For the history of the name, see Schwyz. The Swiss Federal Charter is on display in Schwyz. Northeast of the town of Schwyz is the Einsiedeln Abbey.HistoryPrehistory to the Roman eraThe earliest traces of humans in Schwyz are from the Upper Paleolithic and Early Mesolithic or about 12,500 BC. An excavation of the karst caves in the valley of the Muota river (Muotatal) revealed numerous sites, some dating back to the Younger Dryas period (c. 10,000 BC). The alpine meadows at Bödmeren, Twärenen and Silberen were stone age hunter-gatherer camps. Ibex and red deer bones along with charcoal indicate that the animals were butchered and cooked in these camps. In 2009 the first stone age tool in the canton, a stone drill, was discovered.

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