15 days in Swiss Alps & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in Swiss Alps & Zurich Itinerary

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15 days in Swiss Alps & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nendaz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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Brisbane, Australia to Zermatt is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nendaz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Lake Brienz
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Nendaz

Nendaz ©
Nendaz is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryNendaz is first mentioned in 984 as Nenda. On the 3rd (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Sentier des Planetes and then fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ski Service, get your game on at Monstrofun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valere Basilica, and finally have fun and explore at Maison De La Nature.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nendaz road trip website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Nendaz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Ski Service, Monstrofun, Sentier des Planetes
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Monstrofun ©
Monstrofun
Maison De La Nature ©
Maison De La Nature

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Hofkirche, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, walk around Lindenhofplatz, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and wander the streets of Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Nendaz to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

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