18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
1
Montreux
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Chaplin's World. Discover out-of-the-way places like Creux du Van and Collection de l'Art Brut. Take a break from Montreux with a short trip to Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, learn about winemaking at Vignobles de Chexbres, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Memorial, and enjoy the views from Chemin de fer-musée Blonay-Chamby.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreux online trip maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Montreux is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, tram, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, The Bex Salt Mines, Maurice Neyroud, Chaplin's World, Glacier 3000
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Crans-Montana. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron) and Simplon Pass (in Brig). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Simplon Pass, Crans-Montana, Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Galerie Wydi. Visiting Maennlichen and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Take a break from the city and head to Morteratsch Glacier and Piz Nair. Old Town Chur and Berry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Viamala (in Thusis). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, see the interesting displays at Mill Weber House, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

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You can drive from Interlaken to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Interlaken in August: highs in St. Moritz hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pontresina, Viamala, Old Town Chur, Bernina Pass
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Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll get in some beach time at Seebad Eich and Ufschotti Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Swiss National Museum and FCZ Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take some stellar pictures from Lindenhof, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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