6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich online trip builder .

Atlanta, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12-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 Atlanta to Zurich. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Barvara, and finally examine the collection at Chaplin's World.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Chateau de Chillon, Church of St Barvara, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Church of St Barvara ©
Church of St Barvara

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Interlaken vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montreux to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau Region
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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