7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Old Town, Lake Zurich, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne journey site.

New York City, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lucerne when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 7th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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