8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the activities along Stellisee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then stroll through 5-Seenweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, thenstroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally get interesting insight from Gornergrat.

For maps and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zermatt is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Vogts Corner in Grindelwald--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken visit planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne driving holiday planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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