9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Interlaken
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Zurich
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Charlotte

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, then see the interesting displays at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planning app .

Charlotte, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Geneva. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn, hike along 5-Seenweg, then stroll through Trockener Steg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zermatt journey planning app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

1
night
Interlaken

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, explore the ancient world of Unspunnen Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Niederdorf, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally examine the collection at Musee Ariana.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Musee Militaire Genevois
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Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe

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