11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Roanoke

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Grossmunster. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Fraumünster Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Ufschotti Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Laden: Ramseyer's Whisky Connection, take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

Plan my day in Zurich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Roanoke, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Roanoke in July, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Get outdoors at Maennlichen and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Change things up with a short trip to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, get great views at Jungfraujoch, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary app .

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Maennlichen
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Patek Philippe Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Visit Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Corsier-sur-Vevey to see Chaplin's World about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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