8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Geneva
— 1 day
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 1 day

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 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online tour itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. In December, Geneva is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at The Matterhorn and Castor Mountain. There's lots more to do: get great views at Gornergrat, see the winter wonderland with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the activities along Pollux.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Titlis and Mt Pilatus will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. When in Lucerne, make a side trip to see Niederdorf in Zurich, approximately Zurich away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne planning site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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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.