7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers and then admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. February in Lucerne sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.
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Bellinzona — 1 night

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Bellinzona to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Geneva sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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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