8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary builder.

Munich, Germany to Zermatt is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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Interlaken

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the world from above with Skydive Switzerland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken attractions planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

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Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, then fly like a bird with Paragliding Luzern, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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