8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Fly
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lugano
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Old Town and Grossmunster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & The Nine Towers). There's more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

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

You can drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

2
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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Bellinzone.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lugano online road trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lugano are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.