18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Zurich
— Few hours
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
5
Murren
— 1 night
6
Zermatt
— 2 nights
7
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
8
Zurich
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Niederdorf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Zurich at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titlis Cliff Walk. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, make a trip to The Nine Towers, thentake in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Titlis Cliff Walk
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, shop like a local with Galerie Wydi, and have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in December, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gruyeres Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escaliers du Marche and La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, and make a trip to Rolex Learning Center EPFL.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Murren.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lutry, Gruyeres Castle
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Escaliers du Marche ©
Escaliers du Marche
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee

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Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): hike along North face Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Murren trip planner.

Getting from Lausanne to Murren by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
North face Trail ©
North face Trail

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gornergrat. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Gornergrat and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, thenexplore the activities along Riffelsee, thentake in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Murren to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Engadine, explore the world behind art at Berry Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Heidi's blumenweg, and take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz itinerary website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair

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Zurich

Zurich ©
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
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Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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