11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights

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Geneva

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, make a trip to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva online tour planner.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Geneva reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then snap pictures at Hangebrucke. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along 5-Seenweg, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt driving holiday app.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hangebrucke ©
Hangebrucke

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Interlaken sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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