5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zermatt

— 1 night
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 28th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then admire all the interesting features of Riffelsee. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zermatt online travel route planner.

Zurich to Zermatt is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Interlaken

— 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 30th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online journey builder.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 31st (Sat), visit Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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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.