22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Zurich is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Lahore, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 2 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Lake Trubsee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, then hit the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt, and then hit the slopes at Mythenregion.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Engelberg holiday builder app.

You can drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Engelberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake and then visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip planner.

Getting from Engelberg to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Engelberg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Laderach, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online journey planner.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Take a break from the city and head to Premier Alpine Centre and Rochers-de-Naye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Ski Service (in Verbier), Maison de la Foret (in La Tzoumaz) and Tour Bayart (in Saillon). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, hunt for treasures at Christmas Market in Montreux, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montreux journey site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Step out of Geneva to go to Nyon and see Chocolaterie Alexandre, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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