11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Hauptbahnhoffor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in January, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, stop by Flauderei, then examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. January in Appenzell sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally look for gifts at Laderach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zermatt journey planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montreux online travel planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Riserva naturale Les Grangettes ©
Riserva naturale Les Grangettes

1
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Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then stop by Mad Cow, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip tool .

You can drive from Montreux to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Grindelwald
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi
Grindelwald Museum ©
Grindelwald Museum

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Shop till you drop at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Central Railroad Station. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne holiday builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bern
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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