5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Zurich
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Geneva
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Old Town, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich online trip maker.

Washington, USA to Zurich is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva — 1 night

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 3rd (Sat): get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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