7 days in Zurich, Swiss Alps & Geneva Itinerary

7 days in Zurich, Swiss Alps & Geneva Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Zurich to be little chillier, around 30°F, while days are cooler, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 24th (Tue): trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Zermatt by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hangebrucke ©
Hangebrucke

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 25th (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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