12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gstaad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zug
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Fraumünster Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Hallenbad City. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt tour planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Kapelle Gornergrat ©

2
nights
Gstaad

Gstaad ©
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Wispile. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000 and then get outside with Stockhorn.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gstaad day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Gstaad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Gstaad

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glacier 3000, Stockhorn
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Stockhorn ©
Stockhorn

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 25th (Wed), trek along The Eiger Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald tour builder app .

Getting from Gstaad to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zug.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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nights
Zug

Zug ©
Zug, is an affluent municipality and town in Switzerland. On the 27th (Fri), admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, step into the grandiose world of Museum Burg Zug, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Zytturm Clocktower, look for gifts at Lohri Chronometrie Joaillerie, then head outdoors with Strandbad Zug, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zug day trip planning site .

Getting from Grindelwald to Zug by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zug

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hollgrotten, Kloster Einsiedeln, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Strandbad Zug ©
Strandbad Zug
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln

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hours
Zurich

Zurich
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online tour planner .

Drive from Zug to Zurich in an hour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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