17 days in Switzerland & Swiss Alps Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Zurich
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Wengen
— 5 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Chur
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
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Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've added Kornmarkt, Museggmauer, Free Walk Lucerne, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Engelberg to see Titlis about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Wengen

— 5 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Titlis Cliff Walk as well as Trümmelbachfälle. Get out of town with these interesting Wengen side-trips: St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Grindelwald (First Cliff Walk by Tissot, Grindelwald-First, &more) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along The Eiger, and explore and take pictures at Furka Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wengen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Wengen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Wengen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

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Traveling by car from Wengen to Montreux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hinterdorfstrasse as well as Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): trek along 5 Lakes Walk, admire all the interesting features of Sunnegga, and then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Chur

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk around Lindenhofplatz and then explore the world behind art at Bundner Kunstmuseum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chur trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Chur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Chur

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chur to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Swiss Alps travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Observation Decks
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.