7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Fly
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
3
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive

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Geneva — 1 night

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 30th (Sun), examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Zurich to Geneva is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

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 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

Before you visit Zermatt, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

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 3rd (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Lindenhofplatz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Michaelskreuz Kapelle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lucerne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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