8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Zurich. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rigi ©
Rigi

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Bern

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bern day trip app.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in February, plan for little chillier nights in Bern, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife
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Gurten ©
Gurten
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, stop by Laderach, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

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Geneva

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery

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