7 Day Itinerary in ZurichEdit This
Switzerland with its alpine vistas, little picture-postcard villages and gem-like lakes is one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Here's a 7-day Zurich itinerary, by coach from Zurich.
Day 1 - Heidiland
In Rapperswil you can visit a medieval castle, and then travel to the picturesque valleys and hills of the Toggenberg region and Vaduz. The high point of the tour is the Maifenfeld area with its mountain houses and goats, which provided the setting for the movie Heidi.
Day 2 - An Alpine Tour of Jungfraujoch
Explore the magnificent Bernese Oberland and travel by cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. You will also see the stunning Ice Palace, and the breathtaking Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace.
Day 3 - A Taste of Swiss Country Life in Appenzellerland
At Stein, you will see how they make the famous Swiss cheese. After that, you will join the guided tour of the lovely town of Appenzell and discover beautifully decorated houses.
The final stop on the tour is the Maestrani chocolate factory where you can watch Swiss chocolate being made.
Day 4 - Mount Titlis Day Tour
On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, you witness the splendor of the Alps on Mount Titlis. The trip includes a breathtaking cable car ride to the top of the mountain at 10,000 feet, and a ride on the ice flyer, which takes you close to the crevasses in the ice.
Day 5 - The Magnificent Eiger-Jungfrau Glacier
First you will experience the alpine delights of the Bernese Oberland. Next is a ride on the Wengernalp rack railway. The train climbs higher to Kleine Scheidegg at 6,762 feet from where you can see the majestic Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch mountains.
Day 6 - Romantic Lucerne
Located on a lake, Lucerne reminds you of a charming medieval town. It has beautiful alleys, a lake promenade, castles and more. The Pilatus and Rigi mountains tower above the town. The unique landscapes of Lucerne are considered the most romantic in Switzerland.
Day 7 - Adventures on Mount Pilatus
For the adventurous traveler, the optional toboggan ride down the longest run in Switzerland at Frakmuntegg is perfect. Then on to Kriens where you will board a gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus. The descent from the mountain to Alpnachstad is via the steepest cog-wheel railway in the world.