7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  12​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lion Monument, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zurich. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

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Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along The Eiger Trail and then get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald vacation planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

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Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 9th (Sat): cruise along Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planner .

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Transportation Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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