9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Interlaken
— 4 nights
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Morcote
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Bern
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Interlaken

— 4 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.
Attractions like Lake Lucerne and Bahnhofstrasse make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Schynige Platte, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Interlaken trip simple and quick.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Interlaken is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Interlaken, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August; daily highs in Interlaken reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. You will leave for Morcote on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Morcote

Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano.With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio".HistoryMorcote is first mentioned historically in 926 as Murcau, which comes from the Latin Morae caput, meaning head of the hill. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Morcote travel route planning tool.

Drive from Interlaken to Morcote in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in August: high temperatures in Morcote hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bern.
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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bern tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Morcote to Bern takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Morcote in August, with highs in Bern at 30°C and lows at 15°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Geneva

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added Gruyeres Castle to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Geneva and Palais des Nations, Genève. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret). There's still lots to do: stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and stroll through Bains des Paquis.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning website.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.