9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
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Geneva
— Few hours
train:  1​h
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Montreux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
4
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 2 nights
End: Geneva

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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.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva vacation maker site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 31°F at night. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks

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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 Les Gorges De La Jogne. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): Head underground at Les Gorges De La Jogne and then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Les Gorges De La Jogne, Chateau de Chillon
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Eglise St Vincent ©
Eglise St Vincent

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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 23rd (Mon): hike along 5-Seenweg, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina and then have fun at Olympia Bobrun.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Moritz road trip planning site .

Getting from Zermatt to St. Moritz by train takes about 8.5 hours. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Piz Bernina ©
Piz Bernina

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Interlaken

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from St. Moritz to Interlaken in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Moritz, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken, ranging from highs of 34°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Maennlichen Romantic Trail
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Speed Boats Tours
Schlosskirche ©
Schlosskirche

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche and then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Lucerne are a bit warmer (40°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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Geneva

Geneva
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica. On the next day, hit the slopes at Portes du Soleil and then examine the collection at Musee Ariana.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Roman Columns
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Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

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