8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Swami Vivekananda Airport

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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary app.

Raipur, India to Lucerne is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Raipur to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Raipur in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva journey site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Interlaken

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken journey website.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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.