9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  14​h
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Zermatt
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh

3
days
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Katzensee for some beach relaxation. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprüngli AGfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and make a trip to Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich custom trip planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Zurich. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Fri), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, then stop by Mad Cow, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Central Sport, then look for gifts at Alpia Sport + Mode, and then hit the slopes at Alpines Sportzentrum Murren.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Shopping Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Wengen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Alpines Sportzentrum Murren
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Mad Cow
Mad Cow
Central Sport ©
Central Sport

2
days
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mauritius Church, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): stop by Jack Wolfskin Store, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then stop by Laderach, and finally look for gifts at Metzgerei Bayard.

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You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Intercontinental Church Society
Intercontinental Church Society
Laderach ©
Laderach

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