8 days in Switzerland & Strasbourg Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Brienz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Gelfingen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Seengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night


Locarno, Switzerland — 1 night

Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Locarno day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brienz.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Brienz, Switzerland — 2 nights

With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
You've now added Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge and then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brienz trip planner.

Drive from Locarno to Brienz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Locarno in August, expect Brienz to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gelfingen.
Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Gelfingen, Switzerland — 1 night

Gelfingen is a former municipality in the district of Hochdorf in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. You've now added Schloss Heidegg to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, then steep yourself in history at Muri Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidegg.

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Traveling by car from Brienz to Gelfingen takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seengen.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Seengen, Switzerland — 1 night

Seengen is a municipality in the district of Lenzburg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.GeographySeengen lies in the Seetal valley to the north of Lake Hallwil.The municipality has an area, of 9.69km2. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hallwyl Castle. On the 15th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Hallwyl Castle, get engrossed in the history at Legionaerspfad Vindonissa, then see the interesting displays at Historisches Museum Baden, and finally take a peaceful walk through Linner Linde.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seengen trip app.

Seengen is just a short distance from Gelfingen. In August in Seengen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Strasbourg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at MM Park France.

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Traveling by car from Seengen to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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.