7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 1 night
3
Montreux
— 1 night
4
Geneva
— 1 night

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Festung Vitznau. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lucerne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Lucerne reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Festung Vitznau
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Festung Vitznau ©
Festung Vitznau

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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 18th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montreux trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva online vacation planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Geneva are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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