8 days in Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

8 days in Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Interlaken — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Barenpark (in Bern) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, and take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip site.

Paris, France to Interlaken is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then get great views at Rhine Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route planning tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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