8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Geneva
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Strandbad Mythenquai ©
Strandbad Mythenquai

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Engelberg.

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titlis.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg day trip app .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Engelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

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Titlis ©
Titlis

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva planning tool .

Getting from Engelberg to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

1
night
Zermatt

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 15th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planning tool .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

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