8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Fly
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip builder.

Boston, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 22nd (Wed): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 23rd (Thu), go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 2 nights

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 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get great views at Harderkulm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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