9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Head to Altstadt Luzern and Emmen Centerfor some retail therapy. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Lucerne reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg and Allmendhubel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grosse Scheidegg and Blumental Panorama Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Via Ferrata (in Murren) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, trek along North face Trail, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maurice de Mauriac and Felsenegg. For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Letzipark. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Rifferswil to see Park Seleger Moor about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.