8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 1 night

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 8th (Mon): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva day trip website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Geneva is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then stop by Laderach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Lauterbrunnen

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip app.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.