8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grossmunster as well as Fraumünster Church. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker website.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich. In October, Zurich is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Tue), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then look for gifts at The Mad Cow, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and then explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken route planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

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Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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.