8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Geneva
— 1 night

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then stop by Old Town. On your second day here, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
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 17th (Thu), get outside with BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
BOHAG Helikopterrundflug
BOHAG Helikopterrundflug
Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir ©
Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir

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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 18th (Fri), get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then snap pictures at Hangebrucke, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get outside with Gornergrat.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip maker app.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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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