With the breathtaking Alps, numerous lakes, culture, and traditional Swiss villages, Switzerland is like a living postcard. It’s so incredibly beautiful with its iconic trains passing through the mountains that it almost doesn’t seem real. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Switzerland is not a very big country but it contains amazing places within it. It’s hard to experience everything that’s great about Switzerland in just a few days of a brief visit. To truly appreciate Switzerland’s charms, slow down your pace and try not to rush around.
Given the size of Switzerland, 7 days Switzerland itinerary is ideal for someone on their first trip to Switzerland. It includes Switzerland’s main attractions and a few lovely day trips to the Swiss Alps, but stays away from getting you overwhelmed.
Here are the suggested 7 days in Switzerland itinerary:
DAY 1: Arrive in Switzerland. Explore Zurich
Start your Switzerland itinerary in Zurich, the first gateway to this beautiful country. On your first day in Zurich, head to the Bahnhofstrasse and slowly walk to Lake Zurich. Spend your afternoon in the old town to visit Grossmuster, Fraumunster, and Peterskirche, and wander around the Altstadt.
DAY 2: From Zurich to Lucerne. Explore Lucerne
Spend your second day exploring the historic town of Lucerne. The iconic landmark places of Lucerne include the Chapel Bridge or Kapellbrücke, the lion monument, and climbing up to the Museggmauer and the Nine Towers.
DAY 3: Take A Day Trip to Mt Titlis
Take an entire day to explore Mt Titlis from Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular view of the Swiss Alps. Take a ride on a cable car to reach the top of Mount Titlis, enjoy the ice flyer and the view on the Titlis Cliff Walk is extraordinary. A great day trip from Lucerne.
DAY 4: Interlaken
The town itself is a compact tourist town but it holds a few attractions to keep you busy. Spend your day in Interlaken with a scenic boat ride to Brienzersee or Thunersee, and stop at one of the lakefront picturesque villages along the journey.
DAY 5: Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen
Many beautiful Swiss towns and villages can be visited from Interlaken. The fairy tale charming Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen will win you over. Take time to appreciate the beautiful Swiss scenery and historical buildings when sightseeing in town.
DAY 6: Jungfraujoch
The world-famous, Jungfraujoch is Europe’s Highest Train Station and from here you can view the Jungfrau mountain. It is easy to reach Jungfraujoch by train from Interlaken. Enjoy the panoramic views as you reach the summit.
DAY 7: Day Trip To Bern
On your last day of Switzerland itinerary, explore the capital city of Bern on a day trip. Enjoy a stroll to Altstadt of Bern and wander the cobbled streets of Old Town, and visit Einstein’s House and Zytglogge – an Astronomical Clock from the 15th century.