7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Montreux
— 1 night
Fly

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Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then hike along The Eiger, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 25th (Sat), Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.