8 days in Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

8 days in Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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8 days in Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Zurich
— 1 night
End: Zurich

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
You've now added Jungfraujoch to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken route planner.

Geneva to Interlaken is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, childrens museums, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, see the sky in a new way at Swiss Museum of Transport, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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