12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Atlanta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning tool .

Atlanta, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Geneva is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt route builder app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & The Eiger Trail). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Grindelwald-First, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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