13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 1 night
5
Neuchatel
— 1 night
6
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
7
Lugano
— 2 nights

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
We've included these beaches for you: Seebad Eich and Ufschotti Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Jesuitenkirche. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Wyden Badi (in Erlenbach) and Zurich (Maurice de Mauriac & Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Lucerne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Lucerne. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lucerne when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zurich, Bad Hirsgarten, Wyden Badi, Seebad Eich
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

1
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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, thentrek along North face Trail, thenhead outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

North face Trail, Blumental Panorama Trail, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, thenexplore the activities along Stellisee, thentake in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, and finally trek along 5-Seenweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Laderach, stroll through Riffelsee, thenfly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and finally have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt route planning tool.

Take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 22nd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Marmot's Paradise (Marmottes Paradis), take in nature's colorful creations at Alpengarten La Rambertia, admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux, thenstroll around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally make a trip to Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montreux holiday planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux

1
night
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get outside with Stade de la Maladiere, kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, thenexplore the world behind art at Musée d'art et d'histoire, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum d'histoire naturelle.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Neuchatel online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Stade de la Maladiere ©
Stade de la Maladiere
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Museum d'histoire naturelle ©
Museum d'histoire naturelle

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad, take an in-depth tour of Engadine Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Albula Pass, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Heidi's blumenweg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, examine the collection at Mill Weber House, get outside with Sentiero dei fiori di Heidi, take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, thenmake a trip to Chesa Futura, and finally steep yourself in history at The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz itinerary planner.

Drive from Neuchatel to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in St. Moritz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Albula Pass
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Engadine ©
Engadine
Albula Pass ©
Albula Pass
Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad ©
Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad

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Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico, trek along Olive Trail, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, thenstop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, head outdoors with Cimetta, and then admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lugano day trip planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in August; daily highs in Lugano reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Cimetta, Piazza G. Motta
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta

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