8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Zoo Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip website .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Chaplin's World and CERN make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva travel planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
CERN ©
CERN

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