26 days in Switzerland & Vaduz Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Riederalp, Switzerland
— 16 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker website.

Minneapolis, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Zurich is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 78°F and lows are around 59°F. You will leave for Riederalp on the 27th (Wed).
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Riederalp, Switzerland — 16 nights

Teufelsbrucke and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud and St-Luc/Chandolin Domaine Skiable. Get out of town with these interesting Riederalp side-trips: Furka Pass (in Oberwald), Chemin des Planetes (in Saint-Luc) and Nufenen Pass (in Ulrichen).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Riederalp journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zurich to Riederalp. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society. Family-friendly places like Gornergrat and Riffelsee will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: trek along 5 Lakes Walk, explore the activities along Grunsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and get outside with Sunnegga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Riederalp to Zermatt. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein — 2 nights

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): shop like a local with DoMus Museum & Gallery, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Kurt Beck, and then take an in-depth tour of Das Walsermuseum, Triesenberg. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, see the interesting displays at Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein, then don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, and finally examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaduz trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Vaduz takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online day trip planner.

You can drive from Vaduz to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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