19 days in Switzerland, Innsbruck & Munich Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Innsbruck & Munich Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Niederdorf and The Nine Towers. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Biosphaere Entlebuch in Lucerne, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Zurich is 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Bellinzona, Switzerland

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Castello di Montebello, then visit Santa Petronilla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Froda Waterfall.

Plan trip to Bellinzona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bellinzona: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

The Froda Waterfall, Monte Tamaro, Santa Petronilla
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall and then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then explore the historical opulence of Oberhofen Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen visit planner.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Lauterbrunnen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blumental Panorama Trail, Oberhofen Castle
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

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Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Neuchatel, then examine the collection at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at International Museum of Watches, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Areuse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale church.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Neuchatel sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Neuchatel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gorges de l'Areuse, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, International Museum of Watches, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg
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Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Valere Basilica. Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder app.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valere Basilica
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and then try your luck at Casino Seefeld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, then catch a ride on Zillertal Arena, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck travel planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Innsbruck takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zillertal Arena, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Casino Seefeld
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Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Zillertal Arena ©
Zillertal Arena
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Fuggerei, sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Andechs Monastery, Starnberger See, Partnachklamm, Fuggerei
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Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei

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