5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions planner

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
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Bern
— 1 night
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Old Town in Zurich--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner.

London, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lucerne is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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 5th (Thu): make a trip to Riffelsee, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Adventure · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Aare River, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bern vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.