8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour builder app.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Geneva is 1 hour. In December, Geneva is little chillier than London - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

1
night
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 14th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planning site.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & St Gallus Catholic Church). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online trip maker.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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