8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

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

Surat, India to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Surat to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. In November, Zurich is cooler than Surat - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the activities along Aare River, then don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bern are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Geneva

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, 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.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geneva online travel route planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.