7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 day
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Fly

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Geneva

— 1 day

Capital of Peace

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 15th (Sun), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature

Zermatt

— 2 nights
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 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then explore the activities along Riffelsee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Stellisee, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

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You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and finally fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.