5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and then get great views at Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Hangebrucke, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip tool.

Zurich to Zermatt is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Interlaken

— 1 night
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 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken vacation website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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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 17th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel route planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.