8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Limmat, and then don't miss a visit to Limmatquai.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route builder website.

Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Zurich. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, get great views at Schynige Platte, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern and then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

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.