7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  3 h 15 min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
End: Zurich

1
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 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner .

Paris, France to Geneva is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then delve into the distant past at Weissenau Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken driving holiday app .

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and ARTBOX.GALLERY. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Bourbaki Panorama (in Lucerne). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
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Lake Lucerne

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