11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Schwende
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Schwende
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 1 night
Train
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Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 1 day
Drive
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Kandersteg
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Charlotte

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Schwende

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Thu), get outside with Seealpsee. On your second day here, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten and then Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Schwende trip itinerary site.

Charlotte, USA to Schwende is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get slightly colder in Schwende: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Schwende

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
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Traveling by car from Schwende to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Lauterbrunnen on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Lauterbrunnen

— 3 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You've now added Schynige Platte to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, trek along North face Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen tour planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken sightseeing website.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kandersteg

— 1 night
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kandersteg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Kandersteg takes an hour. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Kandersteg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Zermatt

— 1 night
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 9th (Thu): make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip app.

Traveling by train from Kandersteg to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Bernese Oberland travel guide

4.6
Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.