8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Chapel Bridge will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Biosphaere Entlebuch, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich visit planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Heimwehfluh make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.