7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online trip builder.

Marmaris, Turkey to Lucerne is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Marmaris to Lucerne is minus 2 hours. In April, Lucerne is slightly colder than Marmaris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Wed), hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally get great views at Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Geneva

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark. On the next day, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To find out how to plan a trip to Bern, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Adventure · 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.