7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner

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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along 5-Seenweg, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Riffelsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planner.

Geneva to Zermatt is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through Maennlichen. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then explore the activities along Aare River, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip builder.

Getting from Lucerne to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive 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.