11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Fraumünster Church, Old Town, & more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Lucerne dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online itinerary planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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