10 days in Zurich, Chur & Zermatt Itinerary

10 days in Zurich, Chur & Zermatt Itinerary

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10 days in Zurich, Chur & Zermatt Itinerary

Start: Wyckoff
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chur
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  16​h
End: Wyckoff

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Planetary Path (Planetenweg), Zoo Zurich, Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden and Kloster Einsiedeln. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Rapperswil and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Capuchin Friary in Rapperswil (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Niederdorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the fascinating history of Schipfe.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning website .

Wyckoff, USA to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Wyckoff to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In July, Zurich is slightly colder than Wyckoff - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Planetary Path (Planetenweg), Kloster Einsiedeln
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil

1
night
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chur-Brambruesch as well as Castle Haldenstein. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town Chur, then stroll through Chur-Brambruesch, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Haldenstein.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Zurich to Chur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Castle Haldenstein
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Chur-Brambruesch ©
Chur-Brambruesch
Castle Haldenstein ©
Castle Haldenstein

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You've added Hinterdorfstrasse, Riffelsee, Gornergrat, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Chur to Zermatt by train takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

1
night
Zurich

Zurich
To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning app .

Drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours
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