8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bellevue Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Zurich. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 14th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Engelberg road trip website.

Drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

1
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Bern

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 15th (Tue): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Geneva

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 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Flower Clock, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.