18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Locarno
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Step out of the city life by going to Morteratsch Glacier and Caumasee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Chur and Galerie Gmurzynska. When in St. Moritz, make a side trip to see Val Roseg in Pontresina, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and get great views at Diavolezza.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz itinerary builder app .

Jerusalem, Israel to St. Moritz is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to St. Moritz is minus 1 hour. July in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Locarno.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Caumasee, Bernina Pass, Old Town Chur
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Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Val Roseg ©
Val Roseg

3
nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelli di Bellinzona and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Escape the urban bustle at Monte San Salvatore and Falconeria Locarno. Change things up with these side-trips from Locarno: Monte Tamaro (in Rivera), Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello & Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie) and Lido di Lugano (in Lugano). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, look for gifts at La Casa Del Te, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and view the masterpieces at OnArte.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Locarno online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from St. Moritz to Locarno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Locarno is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Lugano, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, OnArte, Monte Tamaro
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier 3000 and Gorner Gorge. Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to The Bex Salt Mines in Bex, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Locarno to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Glacier 3000
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Staubbach Fall and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken travel route planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Jungfraujoch
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Speed Boats Tours
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. Visit Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche St. Jakob, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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