11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Old Town. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately Neuhausen am Rheinfall away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Zurich is minus 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne visit planner.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, and then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 28th (Sun), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Whiskyness, then get great views at Harderkulm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge and then contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary maker app.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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