7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Lausanne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Newark

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 (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Old Town, and admire the striking features of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Zurich at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation tool.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne vacation website.

Getting from Interlaken to Lausanne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Montreux Lakeside
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The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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