8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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 (Altstadt Luzern, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel itinerary planner .

Las Vegas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zurich is 9 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for much colder days in Zurich, with highs around 58°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken online day trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve and then engage your brain at CERN.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geneva planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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