8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Gimmelwald
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne holiday maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Lucerne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald ©
Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). On the 24th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hike along The Eiger.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gimmelwald trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lucerne to Gimmelwald. In July in Gimmelwald, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): stroll through 5-Seenweg, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimmelwald to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and then explore the activities along Aare River.

Plan my day in Bern using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

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