9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
End: Nottingham

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): hike along 5-Seenweg, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Laderach, then get great views at Gornergrat, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt online travel route planner .

Nottingham, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

1
night
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iffigfall, let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In July, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

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Iffigfall ©
Iffigfall
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip site .

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Swiss National Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Zurich trip website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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Side Trip

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

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