11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zurich
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly

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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Ski Service (in Verbier), Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ski Zenit, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip app.

Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You've now added Jungfraujoch to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald visit planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Titlis and then admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planning site.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors
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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.