12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, explore the striking landscape at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour itinerary website .

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van, Freddie Mercury Statue, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
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4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Molitor (in Wengen), The Matterhorn (in Zermatt) and Grindelwald (Maennlichen Romantic Trail & The Eiger Trail). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, and get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Matterhorn, Molitor, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

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