8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Geneva vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in November: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip builder.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Interlaken

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll around Hohematte Park, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken road trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.