7 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Philadelphia & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Erase Me 19, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich visit planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Zurich in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Zurich. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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