7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Geneva — 2 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.
You've now added Glacier 3000 to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stroll through Bains des Paquis, and then make a trip to The Flower Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva route maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Geneva is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 61°F and lows are around 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Beaches
Side Trip

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Laderach and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Zurich.
Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Zurich — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.