9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Geneva is 9 hours. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip website .

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Geneva in September, plan for slightly colder days in Interlaken, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning tool .

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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