12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
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Gstaad
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Saas-Fee
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: visit Old Town and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In March, Zurich is cooler than Lahore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Interlaken.
Parks · Nature

Interlaken — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally stop by The Mad Cow.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen journey planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gstaad.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Gstaad — 1 night

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier 3000, hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, and then hit the slopes at Wispile.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gstaad online holiday planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Gstaad in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips

Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 8th (Tue), hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gornergrat, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castor Mountain.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gstaad to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saas-Fee.
Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors

Saas-Fee — 1 night

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ski Zenit, fly down the slopes at Saas-Fee Ski Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saas-Fee trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Zermatt to Saas-Fee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Geneva — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then stroll around Jardin Anglais, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saas-Fee to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.