5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 1 day
Drive
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
3
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary site.

Geneva to Zurich is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Specialty Museum
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
4.4

1
night
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at Max Chocolatier, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally stop by Bucherer.

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Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Highlights from your trip
Jesuitenkirche ©
Must see
Jesuitenkirche
4.6
Museggmauer ©
Historic Site
Museggmauer
4.5

1
night
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 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Reichenbach Falls ©
Must see
Reichenbach Falls
4.4
Schynige Platte ©
Must see
Schynige Platte
4.7

1
night
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Detonation, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

1
night
Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel, then look for gifts at Auer Chocolatier, then stop by Franz Carl Weber Geneva, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Highlights from your trip
Maison Tavel ©
History Museum
Maison Tavel
4.5
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
4.2

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