9 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip maker app.

Brienz to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to do a combination of to Wengen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Wengen, Switzerland

— 1 night
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, and then stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Keep things going the next day: stop by Swiss Made Shop Wengen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wengen day trip tool.

Wengen is very close to Grindelwald. In August, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wengen to Chamonix. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip website.

You can drive from Chamonix to Interlaken in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sat), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.