9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
cable car:  30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 24th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, then stop by Vogts Corner, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally stroll through Maennlichen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can do a combination of to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg, Kleine Scheidegg
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planning site .

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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