8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Hergiswil
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Durham, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Geneva. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durham in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hergiswil.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hergiswil

— 3 nights
Hergiswil is a municipality in the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland.HistoryHergiswil is first mentioned around 1303-09 as ze Hergenswile.GeographyHergiswil has an area, of 14.2km2. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hergiswil: Engelberg (Titlis & Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei), Alpbachschlucht (in Meiringen) and Teufelsbrucke (in Andermatt). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil and head outdoors with Badi Hergiswil.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hergiswil sightseeing app.

Drive from Geneva to Hergiswil in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Hergiswil hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Hergiswil

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Geneva

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, get curious at CERN, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, and finally make a trip to The Flower Clock.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hergiswil to Geneva takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.