9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
5
Montreux
— 1 night

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally cruise along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bellinzona journey builder website.

Drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

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Getting from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

2
nights
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 31st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Gornergrat and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt journey builder website.

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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 2nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Musée de Montreux, then examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux itinerary builder app.

Getting from Zermatt to Montreux by train takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

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