9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Appenzell
— 1 night

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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 (Bahnhofstrasse, Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Before you visit Lucerne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Metzingen, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Interlaken road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Geneva

Geneva ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to The Flower Clock, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then whizz through the canopy at Forest Fun Park Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): hike along 5-Seenweg, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zermatt, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, then see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and finally get outside with Seealpsee.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Outdoors

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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR

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