8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 1 night

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 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux tour planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Riffelsee, then snap pictures at Hangebrucke, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally get great views at Gornergrat.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zermatt journey builder.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Step out of Lucerne to go to Zurich and see Old Town, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Mt Pilatus, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip site.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.