13 days in Zurich, Grindelwald & Zermatt Itinerary

13 days in Zurich, Grindelwald & Zermatt Itinerary

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13 days in Zurich, Grindelwald & Zermatt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Strandbad Mythenquai and Lake Zurich. Family-friendly places like Swimming Pools Unter Letten and Zoo Zurich will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Niederdorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich itinerary planner .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

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Side Trips

Lucerne, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to The Eiger Trail and Maennlichen. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald road trip app .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Alpenwildpark, Harderkulm, & more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and stop by Jack Wolfskin Store.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt attractions website .

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

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Side Trip

Interlaken
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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