12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
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, Florida

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Markuskirche, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planning site.

Tampa, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Zurich. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in March, with highs in Zurich at 52°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (Zahringerbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the views from Hangebrucke, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

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Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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nights
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): admire the local landmark 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, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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