7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lugano
— 1 day
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 1 day
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Lucerne
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Lugano — 1 day

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 7th (Mon): hike along The Olive Grove Trail and then kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano itinerary planner.

Lucerne to Lugano is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lucerne in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Lugano, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lugano to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lugano in November, plan for slightly colder days in Lucerne, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.
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Zurich — 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg, take in the awesome beauty at Felsenegg, and then browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Interlaken on the 9th (Wed).
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Interlaken — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oeschinen Lake. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take a stroll through Matte. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Interlaken online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

On the 10th (Thu), tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Fronalpstock, stop by Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Luzern, then get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne route planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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