9 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 day

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 1st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

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Beirut, Lebanon to Geneva is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Geneva is a bit cooler than Beirut - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get great views at Gornergrat, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 1 night
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For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz online route planner.

Drive from Lucerne to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Lucerne in July, expect St. Moritz to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Lugano is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lugano to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lugano in July, with highs in Bern at 30°C and lows at 15°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Annecy.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Annecy day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Annecy in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Annecy are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.