8 days in Switzerland & London Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Pont-en-Ogoz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Gstaad, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Kingston

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London tour itinerary website.

Kingston, Jamaica to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kingston to London. Traveling from Kingston in August, you will find days in London are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Interlaken.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Interlaken is 1 hour. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pont-en-Ogoz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Pont-en-Ogoz, Switzerland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Ile d'Ogoz, identify plant and animal life at Les Gorges De La Jogne, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee Gruerien.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Pont-en-Ogoz trip builder.

Getting from Interlaken to Pont-en-Ogoz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in Pont-en-Ogoz

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gstaad, Switzerland

— 1 night
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along Lake Lauenen - Geltenhutte SAC - Lauenensee, then trek along Lauenensee Loop Trail, and then trek along Glacier 3000 (Scex Rouge) - Sanetsch - Gsteig.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gstaad trip planner.

You can drive from Pont-en-Ogoz to Gstaad in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Gstaad

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Gstaad to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

La Gruyere travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
The predominantly French-speaking district of La Gruyère is perhaps best known for its cheese so well-loved around the world. Dotted with small towns, including Gruyères, home of this famous Swiss cheese and a spectacular castle, the area offers culinary, cultural, and natural attractions. The capital Bulle features interesting museums, while the countryside offers year-round outdoor adventures. If you visit La Gruyère, save room for a fondue of Gruyère and Vacherin cheeses, as well as the chocolates from the local chocolaterie.