9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Lake Geneva and Chaplin's World make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In May, Geneva is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive 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): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip maker app.

You can drive from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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