5 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night


Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, make a trip to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at DoMus Museum & Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vaduz travel route planner.

Getting from Zurich to Vaduz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get great views at Gornergrat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip tool.

You can take a train from Vaduz to Zermatt in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Liechtenstein travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.