11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  3​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker tool .

Paris, France to Geneva is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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Drive from Geneva to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 28th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

For maps and tourist information, read our Zurich holiday website .

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. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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