8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Tel Aviv



— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Zurich is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Zurich are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:


— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lake Brienz. Step out of the city life by going to Maennlichen and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Brienz to see Giessbachfälle about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:


— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip tool.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:


— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get great views at Monte San Salvatore, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. August in Lugano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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.