12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 day
4
Wengen
— 3 nights
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
6
Locarno
— 1 night

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Swiss Science Center Technorama and Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Wildpark Bruderhaus. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Walter Zoo in Gossau, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur, Walter Zoo, Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil
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Walter Zoo ©
Walter Zoo
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil ©
Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau and then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip maker site.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Titlis Cliff Walk, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

1
day
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen road trip tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

3
nights
Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Explore hidden gems such as The Eiger and Swimming Pool Waldbort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wengen: Grindelwald (Schwarzhorn, The Wetterhorn, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and look for gifts at Central Sport.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wengen online route planner.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, The Eiger
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Wengen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Classes · Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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night
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get outside with Cimetta, then make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, then stroll around Parco delle Camelie, and finally make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Locarno trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Locarno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks
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Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Parco delle Camelie ©
Parco delle Camelie

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