8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Zurich is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Thu), go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by Laderach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.
On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip app.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.