5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester

1
night
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 1st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

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 3rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Interlaken using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. On the next day, stop by Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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