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Switzerland Itinerary: The Complete 1-week Travel Guide

Switzerland Itinerary

Switzerland is the perfect destination for nature lovers or adventure seekers. This 1-week Switzerland itinerary includes all kind of sceneries from paradise-looking lakes and snow-capped mountains, to blue turquoise waters and the most amazing fairytale villages.

Here’s how to spend 7 days in Switzerland.

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Day 1: Charming Geneva

On day 1, arrive to Geneva. This city is often known for stunning scenery and beautiful lakes nearby.

Firstly, set your sights on the tallest water fountain in the world: Jet d’Eau. Then, consider doing a boat trip on Lake Geneva. It’s well worth your time.

But the best advice I can give you is to stroll in the streets of Geneva. This city is great to walk without destination and is a great option for picnics by the lake!

This city is great to walk without destination and is a great option for picnics by the lake!

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Tip: Take a boat trip from one side to the other of Lake Geneva. It’s free and you can look at Jet d’Eau from a closer point of view.

Day 2: Montreaux, an enchanting town near Lake Geneva

Wake up early and head north to Montreaux, an enchanting town near Lake Geneva. Here, enjoy the views of calm waters, impressive mountains, and typical swiss architecture.

An enchanting town near Lake Geneva

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Day 3: Lake Blausée, a piece of heaven

Have you ever imagined what would heaven look like? Continue imagining… It probably will look like Lake Blausée. Crystal-clear water, lush vegetation, the sound of the nature waking up your senses – at every step you take. Lake Blausée is a piece of heaven!

Do a picnic in Lake Blausée on a sunny morning. There are picnic tables and a griller outdoor: all you need to have a great time with friends or family.

Crystal-clear water, lush vegetation, the sound of the nature waking up your senses

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Day 4: Grindelwald, a place to challenge your most adventurous soul

From skiing, to snowboarding, to sledding down the mountain, or to simply walking on snow, this place will probably challenge your most adventurous soul!

Take the cable car to one of the mountains of Grindelwald and be amazed with the breathtaking views you’re about to see. This is a must-do in your Switzerland itinerary!

Be amazed with the breathtaking views you’re about to see

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If you consider renting sleds, don’t forget to use snowshoes. Most of the tracks had no barriers. And it’s really easy to go off track and get hurt.   

Day 5: Interlaken, the home of endless lakes

The following day, head down to Interlaken. Interlaken offers a calm ambience and innumerous adventure activities, making it ideal to spend a nice afternoon in. 

With its stunning lakes and majestic swans, Interlaken is perfect to sit back and just watch the world go by.

If you are the adventurous person, wanting to test limits, consider doing paragliding in Interlaken. 

Interlaken is perfect to sit back and just watch the world go by

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Day 6: Iseltwald, a fairy-tale village of Switzerland

Iseltwald is another beautiful place in Switzerland. Littered of picturesque houses, with a fairy-tale king of appearance, this village is the perfect destination to just wander and relax.

Did you know that Iseltwald has a hot tub in the middle of Lake Brienz? In case you are eager to try it, make sure to book this hot tube in advance.

Discover a village with a fairy-tale kind of appearance

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Day 7: Zurich

End your 1-week itinerary in Zurich. This should be a great option if you are eager to explore one more Swiss city. In this case, book your returning flight from Zurich!

Book your returning flight from Zurich

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Best Switzerland Tours

Switzerland offers innumerous activities, from adventure to relaxion. For example: thermal baths, skiing, paragliding, snowboard – just to name some examples!

Best Switzerland Hotels

Surround yourself with secluded beauty with some of Switzerland’s most luxurious hotels. Nested on priviledge locations, in Switzerland, these hotels promise to leave you speechless. Whether with breathtaking views, sublime customer service, or high-quality amenities.

Geneva Marriott Hotel

Stay in Geneva Marriott Hotel if you seek indulgent comfort, mixed with excellent customer service. 

Hotel Cailler

Known for its breathtaking thermal baths in Switzerland, Hotel Cailler is an excellent option if you seek a fusion of luxury and relaxation. Take in the stunning views of Gruyère, relax, and enjoy!

Hotel Royal Plaza

Hotel Royal Plaza is nested by the edge of Lake Geneva, making it ideal to go for a walk by the end of the afternoon. In addition, you get to see the lake while you are having breakfast. I loved it!

Hotel Eden Spiez

Seek a comfortable stay, near the shores of Interlaken? Hotel Eden Spiez is located near Lake Spiez, and is well known for its natural surroundings making up the scene. 

Best time to visit Switzerland

Switzerland is a beautiful country to visit throughout the year, and the best time to visit depends largely on the activities you plan to do.

I visited Switzerland in March. The weather was great, I still got to see snow in Grindelwald, and I was lucky to see Lake Blausée during the sunlight. It was amazing!

Switzerland on Summer (June to August)​

This is the season that receives more tourists. The weather is generally warm, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, boat tours, and exploring picturesque landscapes. You can also enjoy various festivals and events, for example, the Fête de la Musique in June.

However, tourist places can be crowded, and prices may be higher.

Switzerland on Autumn (September to November)

Autumn in Switzerland offers pleasant temperatures and a beautiful fall ambiance. The crowds begin to disappear, and you can enjoy a more relaxing experience. It’s a great time to visit Swiss cities such as Geneva, Zurich, or Lugano. It’s also the popular grape season in Switzerland, so you can explore the Swiss vineyards and enjoy wine tastings.

However, be prepared for some rainy days during these months. The positive side is prices are cheaper.

Switzerland on Winter (December to February)

Switzerland is famous for its breathtaking ski resorts, creating a winter wonderland for adventurous travelers. The Swiss Alpes are particularly popular during this season, and it’s easy to understand why. There are lots of winter activities you can do, from skiing, to snowboarding or even sledding. Christmas markets add a charming touch to your visit.  However, be prepared for some rainy days during these months. The positive side is prices are cheaper.

Switzerland on Spring (March to May)

Spring in Switzerland welcomes milder weather and flourishing landscapes. The snow starts to melt and you can witness stunning scenery. It’s a great time for hiking, exploring Swiss cities, and in warmer days discover Swiss lakes. This is the ideal season to enjoy outdoor activities without the crowds of the summer. However, the weather might be difficult to preview, alterning between sunny and rainy days.

Switzerland Itinerary FAQ

Having dinner in Switzerland can be expensive. A meal in the country is usually more than 30 CHF and tends to soar a lot with wine and dessert. But the experience is so worth it! Don’t miss the chance to have a delicious lunch with a view to the Swiss Alps. I mean it!

  1. Switzerland is one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. It’s easy to fall in love with the country, by its breathtaking lakes, scenic mountains, and kind people.
  2. Switzerland is an excellent option for adventurous travelers wanting to test their limits, either through snow sking or air paragliding.
  3. Switzerland has four official languages: French, German, Italian, and Romansh. The distribution of these languages varies from location to location. For example, in Geneve, people speak French, whereas in Zurich, people speak German.
  4. Switzerland’s care & respect for the animals. This is something I do love about Switzerland, and it’s something you can feel visiting the country! Cows are well treated, and some people put their animals’ names on their houses.
  5. Switzerland is known for its luxurious Swiss watches.  The Swiss watch industry has a long history and continues to be a symbol of luxury.
Switzerland is known for its delicious raclette, cheese fondue, and high-quality Swiss chocolate. However, there are other traditional Swiss dishes that you must try, for example, the delicious Rösti, a Swiss potato dish made from grated potatoes.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Switzerland! It might be expensive but is packed with breathtaking views, a wide array of activities to choose from, and much more. 

In addition, it’s a fantastic option for all kinds of travel types: romantic, solo, and luxury! Enjoy! And when you go, share your opinions with me!

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