16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gstaad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad (in Rigi Kaltbad). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Lucerne. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in January: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Barenpark, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saas-Fee (Saas Fee Ski Resort & Ice Pavilion). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt holiday builder.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
St. Moritz

St.
On the 25th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip maker app.

You can drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

2
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Gstaad

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gstaad: Les Bains de la Gruyere (in Charmey) and Gruyeres (Eglise Saint Theodule, Gruyeres Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Romane de Rougemont, take in the pleasant sights at Wispile, and stroll through Col du Pillon - Glacier 3000 - Sanetsch - Gsteig.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gstaad sightseeing site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Gstaad in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Gstaad

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gstaad to Zurich takes 3 hours. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums

Switzerland travel guide

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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.