5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Wengen
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Paris

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night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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Paris, France to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Leonhard Kapelle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chur trip builder website .

Getting from Zurich to Chur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wengen.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Leonhard Kapelle
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St. Leonhard Kapelle ©
St. Leonhard Kapelle

2
nights
Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Central Sport, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wengen trip maker tool .

You can drive from Chur to Wengen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wengen are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch, Skigebiet Metsch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Wengen to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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