9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
plane:  13​h
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, & more) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary site .

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt travel route builder .

You can drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

4
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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In December in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Skigebiet Betelberg
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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