8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then examine the collection at MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature, and finally make a trip to The Flower Clock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary maker site.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Geneva is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 8th (Mon), snap pictures at Pont des Amours, see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile, then make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and finally get advice or help at Librairie Imaginaire.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Annecy in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Annecy

Museums · Shopping

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Annecy to Bern by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Bern, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich vacation maker website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Nature