9 days in Switzerland, Nice & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland, Nice & Venice Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Attractions like Hang Gliding Interlaken and Gurten make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Bern (Rose Garden (Rosengarten) & Tierpark Dahlholzli) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Interlaken is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bern, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald-First, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sattel Hochstuckli, meet the residents at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, and then admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilatus Luzern.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Lucerne route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sattel Hochstuckli, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Sattel Hochstuckli ©
Sattel Hochstuckli
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais and then meet the residents at Marineland. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through La Croisette.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Fly from Lucerne to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

La Croisette, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally stop by Cannaregio.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Nice to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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