11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Muri Abbey, Head underground at Hollgrotten, then kick back and relax at Seebad Seeliken, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, then examine the collection at Richard Wagner Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Meggenhorn.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne holiday planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Lucerne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in June: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Riffelsee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", then explore the activities along Stellisee, then stroll through Marmot Trail, and finally stroll through 5 Lakes Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata, then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, and finally hike along North face Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, trek along Grosse Scheidegg, then hike along Axalp, and finally admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald tour website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 5 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Esplanade de Montbenon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve and Grottes de Vallorbe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux), Le Chateau de Morges et ses Musees (in Morges) and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, hike along Galerie Defago, stroll around Parc La Grange, and get engrossed in the history at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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