8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  1 h 30 min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Interlaken
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
5
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Stein am Rhein
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, make a trip to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary builder.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, then stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., and finally don't miss a visit to Sauvabelin Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Montreux, O'Coeur des Reves ..., Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

1
night
Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Interlaken on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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1
day
Interlaken

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, then look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Parks Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Heidi's Photo Chalet ©
Heidi's Photo Chalet

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Stein am Rhein.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stein am Rhein visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Stein am Rhein takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein

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hours
Zurich

Zurich ©
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

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Traveling by car from Stein am Rhein to Zurich takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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