7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lausanne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker tool .

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
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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 14th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Chaplin's World, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lausanne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

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