11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 1 night
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Lausanne
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Landsgemeindeplatz. Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Santis der Berg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Landesplattenberg Engi (in Engi), BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, stroll through Rhine Falls, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning app.

Athens, Greece to Zurich is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 78°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Basel.
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Basel — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Skulpturenweg, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, and finally make a trip to Muensterplatz.

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You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Basel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Maria Weggis, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then examine the collection at Fortress Furigen, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

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Drive from Basel to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and The Cathedral of Bern. Visit Kleine Scheidegg and Schloss Thun for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille Ville de Thoune (in Thun) and Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Barenpark, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne — 1 night

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lausanne trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Geneva.
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Geneva — 2 nights

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 11th (Mon): see where the ancients bathed at Bain Bleu Hammam & Spa, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then stroll around Jardin Anglais, and finally don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. On the next day, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, pause for some photo ops at Broken Chair Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Geneve, and finally get curious at CERN.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geneva holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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