8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour planner
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Geneva and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at The Geneva Skateboard Museum / Pulp68, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geneva, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Lauterbrunnen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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