8 days in Switzerland & San Francisco Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights


Zurich, Switzerland — 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

Paris, France to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

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 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gornergrat and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Laderach, enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Interlaken.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Interlaken, Switzerland — 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

Make your Interlaken itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports
Side Trips

San Francisco, United States — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Point Reyes Station and see Point Reyes Safaris, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Interlaken to San Francisco takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Interlaken in March, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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.