7 days in Central Europe Itinerary

7 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 1 day
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
Drive
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Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary planning site.

Munich, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip maker.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Bern

— 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Prison Tower (Kafigturm), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then have fun at ROPETECH Ropes Course.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bern vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and then get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne and then cool off at Aquaparc.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Montreux trip maker app.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route builder website.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites