8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 1 night
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
3
Zurich
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva road trip planning site.

Miami, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in January; daily highs in Geneva reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Room Escape Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Interlaken holiday planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Geneva in January, with highs in Interlaken at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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