8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Bern
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rigi as well as Lake Lucerne. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne holiday planning app .

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern route planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Imboden Bike has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bern to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle of Gruyeres as well as Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri and then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreux online itinerary planner .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Castle of Gruyeres
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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