8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Interlaken
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald journey builder tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then stop by Vogts Corner, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at First. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along The Eiger Trail and then hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online trip builder .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

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 14th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip tool .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

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