How you can spend 9 days in Switzerland after quarantine? It’s today’s subject.
Remains an attractive country and a special situation among all European countries, as it is one of the most popular places to visit and the center of many activities such as alpine skiing, mountain trekking, shopping and touring its major cities, activities that suit different groups of the elderly, families and children.
Although the topic is 9 days in Switzerland, it is difficult to limit 9 days to visit this charming country, or to take a comprehensive tour in only seven days, but it is an attempt and a proposed program for 9 days in Switzerland.
Day 1: Arrival in Zurich
This waterfront metropolis overlooking the snowy Alps offers visitors and residents a unique combination of experiences.
Here you will find over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and urban Zurich brands, plus Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife.
A visit to the Grossmünster highly recommended, an evangelical church built around 1100 and renovated several times.
Overnight in Zürich.
Day 2: Zurich – St. Gallen (approx. 150 km)
On the second day of 9 days in Switzerland after quarantine, you will spend a wonderful day in St. Gallen.
After breakfast, set off for St Gallen with a stop at the Rhine Falls. At Europe’s largest waterfall.
Continue to St. Gallen this city in Eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has an attractive center with no traffic.
The Abbey Library with its cathedral and Abbey precinct is a UNESCO world cultural heritage. Overnight in St. Gallen.
Day 3: St. Gallen – Davos (approx. 160 km)
You can spend a day out of 9 days in Davos, Switzerland, after boring quarantine, wonderfully.
Today the journey continues to Davos. On the way, you will pass the village of Appenzell, which is located in a unique hilly landscape.
The area has farming traditions, such as the Alpabfahrt, and cultural specialties, such as folk music and folk dances.
Continue your tour and visit the Heidi Village in Maienfeld. Continue to Davos. Overnight in Davos
Day 4: Davos – Lugano (approx. 290 km)
On the way to Lugano, in the south of Switzerland, sit back in the Bernina Express and enjoy the most beautiful alpine train experience.
The entire Upper Engadine region lies at your feet on this mountain high above the Inn valley.
Enjoy a breathtaking view over the four lakes with the world-famous St. Moritz continues over mountain ranges and is only bounded by the sky. Continue to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 5: Lugano – Zermatt (approx. 215 km)
Before leaving Lugano, a visit to Mount Brè is recommended. Drive on the Gotthard and Furka Pass along the Aletsch Gletscher.
Explore the Aletsch Glacier on a magnificent journey into a stunning world of ice and rocks, Alpine flowers, and forests.
You now leave Mediterranean Ticino and drive north, over the famous passes of St. Gotthard and Furka.
Continue to Täsch, the last stop with your car before taking the train to Zermatt.
Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 6: Zermatt – Montreux (ca. 150 km)
Take time to walk through Zermatt in the morning. This village at the foot of the Matterhorn has shops selling traditional products and the charming chalets give Zermatt a rustic atmosphere.
You should not miss a trip up the exhilarating open-air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed.
Return to Täsch to collect your car. A breathtaking drive through the Valais begins at Täsch. Accompanied by river and forest you will reach the French language area of Switzerland.
After traveling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake Geneva region.
A visit to Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva is highly recommended.
The moated castle is the most visited historical building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries, Chillon was a residence and a profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 7: Montreux – Gstaad (approx. 330 km)
Today you have one of your longest drives but also a very fascinating one with interesting sights to see along your way to Gstaad.
Drive past the fruit trees and vineyards via Lavaux to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Sport and culture play an important role in this Olympic capital. Definitely visit the Olympic Museum.
Then drive on to Freiburg, one of the largest medieval cities. Enjoy a coffee, admire the old facades and beautiful fountains, listen to the two languages spoken here, and look far into the area from the 74-meter-high cathedral tower.
Further on your way, you will pass the Gruyère region, with the green hilly landscape and the peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, this is the country of origin of the world-famous cheese.
Overnight in Gstaad.
Day 8: Gstaad – Lucerne (approx. 315 km)
Before setting off for Lucerne, you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the chalet village of Gstaad, where many stars come from.
Continue to Interlaken, take a boat trip on the turquoise-green Lake Brienz and the neighboring Lake Thun, amidst the imposing mountain scenery of the Bernese Oberland.
From Interlaken, you can admire the mountain giants Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau and the longest glacial stream in the Alps. The Jungfraubahn runs inside the mountain to the highest train station in Europe at an altitude of 3454 meters.
If you have some time before driving to Lucerne, you can visit Bern. Hardly any city has preserved its history as well as Bern, the Swiss capital.
The old center is a UNESCO world cultural heritage and with 6 kilometers of arcades one of the longest covered shopping promenades in Europe. Overnight in Lucerne.
Dag 9: Terugreis Luzern – Zürich (ca. 140 km)
Your last day of 9 days will be spent in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland that will forget you the fatigue of quarantine.
Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland at Lake Lucerne, and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.
Thanks to its sights, the souvenir and watch shops, the attractive location on the lake and the nearby mountains Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the city is a destination for many guests from home and abroad.
The covered wooden pedestrian road on the Chapel Bridge was built in the 14th century. The bridge burned down in 1993, but afterward, it was rebuilt in its original state. Overnight in Zurich.