9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 1 day

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Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, and then explore the activities along Lake Lugano. Here are some ideas for day two: slough off your stress at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano day trip planning tool.

Geneva to Lugano is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Spas · Baths · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Confiserie Sprungli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and finally don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in March, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Mad Cow and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, pick up some new knowledge with Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva vacation planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.