8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Lucerne
— 1 night
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Bern
— 2 nights

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night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the striking features of Lucerne Station and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lucerne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, thenlook for gifts at Molitor, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): hike along 5-Seenweg, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, thenglide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zermatt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, explore the activities along Gelmersee, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, pause for some photo ops at Zahringerbrunnen, thenadmire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gelmersee, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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