7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​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:  2​h 45​min
4
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Basel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning tool .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Old Town Chur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald holiday tool .

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head outdoors with Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Scenic Drive Transportation
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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 17th (Fri), do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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

Getting from Zermatt to Montreux by train takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

1
night
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Basel holiday planner.

Getting from Montreux to Basel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Basel are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

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