9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary builder

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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nendaz
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 10th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva journey planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Geneva. In January, Geneva is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nendaz.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Nendaz

— 1 night
Nendaz is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryNendaz is first mentioned in 984 as Nenda. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Premier Alpine Centre SA.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nendaz trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Geneva to Nendaz in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get great views at Gornergrat, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then stop by Laderach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online travel planner.

Drive from Nendaz to Zermatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Lucerne to see Lion Monument about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, stop by Old Town, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning website.

Drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.