8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  15​h
1
Geneva
— 1 night
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Miami

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 4th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing planner.

Miami, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Miami to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in January, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 42°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in January, things will get little chillier in Interlaken: highs are around 36°F and lows about 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Cathedral of Bern, Maennlichen Romantic Trail
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
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 (Mt Pilatus, Lake Lucerne, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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