8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lucerne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dallas, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Hohematte Park, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip app .

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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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