8 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Annecy Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Annecy Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 day
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally make a trip to Bundesplatz.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Bern is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Bern hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Chamonix on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then stroll through Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix travel route planner.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Chamonix by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks

Annecy, France

— 1 day

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to La Vieille Ville, then admire the masterpieces at Conservatoire Art et Histoire, and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Annecy trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Annecy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Museums

Geneva, Switzerland

— 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 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
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Montreux, Switzerland

— 1 night
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 19th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux driving holiday planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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.