6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then look for gifts at Barenland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for little chillier days in Zurich, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get great views at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally stroll through Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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