8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Old Town, Niederdorf, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online road trip planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take an unforgettable tour with Skydive Switzerland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken visit planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Geneva

Geneva ©

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Riffelsee, whizz through the canopy at Forest Fun Park Zermatt, and then take a memorable tour with Gornergrat. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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