7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünster Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Zurich, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hike along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bellinzona trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
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Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Interlaken

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 17th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bellinzona in July; daily highs in Interlaken reach 75°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Maennlichen
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

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