9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

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 (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

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Warsaw, Poland to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

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Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 15th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

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Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Interlaken

— 1 night
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 17th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.