9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Altstadt Luzern and Bahnhofstrassefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Muscat in September, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Bern — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 2nd (Sun), hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bern planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bern sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Zermatt.
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Parks · Shopping · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt vacation tool.

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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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