4 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 1 night
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Chur
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Andermatt
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zurich
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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ruine Stein, pause for some serene contemplation at Predigerkirche, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, then stop by Niederdorf, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

Houston, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Zurich due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Chur.
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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. For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chur day trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Chur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Andermatt.
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Andermatt

Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Andermatt tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chur to Andermatt in 2 hours. You will leave for Lucerne on the 22nd (Sun).
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 22nd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planning site.

Getting from Andermatt to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Lucerne are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.
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Zurich

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Old Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Predigerkirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich online holiday builder.

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) 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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