21 days in Reykjavik & Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Reykjavik & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hallgrimskirkja as well as CityWalk Reykjavik.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To plan Zurich vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Zurich takes 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wengen.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Wengen, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wengen: Grindelwald (First Cliff Walk by Tissot & Grindelwald-First). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, get a taste of the local shopping with Molitor, and play a few rounds at Minigolf.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Wengen travel route planner.

Getting from Zurich to Wengen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Wengen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Montreux.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chaplin's World, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wengen to Montreux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Chur, Switzerland

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Chur.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chur trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Chur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Chur

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and stop by Altstadt Luzern.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chur to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.