8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 1 day
Train
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at Mad Cow, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Jet Boat Interlaken.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Interlaken are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Geneva tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): visit Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder tool.

Getting from Geneva to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.