11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, thenadmire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva travel route planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get little chillier in Geneva: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Seilpark Interlaken. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Tierpark Dahlholzli). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Bern
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, thenstop by Vogts Corner, and finally hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip planning website.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Zoo Zurich make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Start your trip to Lucerne by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zurich
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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