9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Wed), get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Geneva at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Interlaken to see Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald online visit planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zurich and Lion Monument. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Lake Lucerne in Lucerne--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, cool off at Hallenbad Altstetten, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Katzensee.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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.