7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
3
Montreux
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Niederdorf. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Seebad Eich (in Eich) and The Rosengart Collection (in Lucerne). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Zurich is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, The Rosengart Collection
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 18th (Tue), glide through the air with Airtime Paragliding, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald route planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and then get a new perspective on things with Fly-Xperience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreux route site.

Drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Fly-Xperience
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fly-Xperience ©
Fly-Xperience

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