5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tirana
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: Tirana

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne tour itinerary planning site.

Tirana, Albania to Lucerne is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, Lucerne is a bit cooler than Tirana - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle - this is not an official place to visit, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle - this is not an official place to visit, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

1
night
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 14th (Thu), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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