11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Richterswil
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Richterswil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sierre
— 1 night
Drive
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Leysin
— 2 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Richterswil — 3 nights

Richterswil is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.HistoryRichterswil is first mentioned in 1265 as Richtliswile.During the 17th Century, a series of peasant revolts broke out across Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stein am Rhein, Schloss Laufen, Rhine Falls, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Restaurant Horn and Fronalpstock. Venture out of the city with trips to Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg (in Kilchberg) and Klontalersee (in Klontal). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Burgruine Alt-Waedenswil, get outside with Strandbad Lido, Head underground at Hollgrotten, and make a splash at Alpamare.

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Valletta, Malta to Richterswil is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in August; daily highs in Richterswil reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 4 nights

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.
Visiting Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Schlosskirche and Oberhofen Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Kirche Wurzbrunnen (in Roethenbach im Emmental). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, get outside with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip builder website.

Drive from Richterswil to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Sierre.
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Sierre — 1 night

Sierre is the capital of the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. You've now added The Matterhorn to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sierre trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Interlaken to Sierre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Interlaken in August, you will find days in Sierre are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leysin.
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Leysin — 2 nights

Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in the Aigle district of Switzerland. On the 27th (Fri), get interesting insight from Steed Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally take a tour by water with Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt). Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leysin online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sierre to Leysin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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