7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Grossmunster, & more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne journey planner.

New York City, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Lucerne. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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