9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charleston
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Charleston

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Fraumünster Church, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online route planner.

Charleston, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Lucerne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in June: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 9th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Interlaken are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Outdoors Transportation
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks 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

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