12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Markuskirche, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Zurich is 6 hours. In March, Zurich is colder than Tampa - with highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Bern (Zahringerbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, & more). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online day trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 27th (Fri), hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the views from Hangebrucke, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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