7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lugano
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Mt Pilatus in Lucerne, approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online sightseeing planner .

Oklahoma City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Zurich is 7 hours. Traveling from Oklahoma City in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Interlaken

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 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Interlaken itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in May: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellinzona
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

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