Switzerland Trip Plan: A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers!

Get the ultimate guide to your Switzerland Trip plan with a 7-day itinerary, all about what to do, where to eat and places to visit!

Switzerland Trip plan

Switzerland, the land of scenic beauty witness the most panoramic views. The most stunning European country has historic towns, world-famous cities and heartwarming food like natural and delicious chocolates and cheese. A place full of admiration and natural phenomena is quite travel-friendly with adrenaline-pumping activities. To witness all of this, here’s a perfect Switzerland trip plan for you to spend a memorable week. 

Best Time To Visit

There is no better time to visit this country. Though, the peak season is June and September. To enjoy winter and snow visit from November to February. The most budget-friendly season is spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). 

A perfect week plan for travellers for Switzerland Trip

Day 1 – Start from Zurich

Get the ultimate guide to your Switzerland Trip with a 7-day itinerary, all about what to do, where to eat and places to visit!

Start the most panoramic trip with this amazing blend of history, culture, nature, and enchanting festivities.

Places to visit:

1. Old Town

Wander through Zurich’s charming old town, route through the historical buildings, churches, vibrant cafes, quaint squares, St. Peter’s church, and don’t forget the Grossmünster and Fraumünster landscapes. 

2. Lake Zurich

Take a relaxing boat ride in Zurich Lake and engage in water sports. Witness the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  

3. Uetliberg Mountain

Enjoy a short train with a breathtaking view while you reach Uetliberg Mountain. Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire magnificent city. One can also trek, hike and bike ride to the peak and enjoy camping and paragliding over there. The best part here is to witness the night sky full of shiny studded stars.  

4. Swiss National Museum

Take a few minutes walk from the railway station to the museum on the river Limmat. It is from the 19th century designed by architects Christ & Gantenbein. There are also several temporary exhibitions and impressive programmes ongoing now and then.  

5. Zurich Zoo

Zurich Zoo is home to a diverse range of animals and enchanting 380 species. Also, visit the specialities here, which are Pygmy hogs, Snow leopards, Arabian oryx, and Rothschild’s mynah birds. 

Top 3 restaurants in Zurich:

1. Heugumper(Heugümper, Waaggasse 4, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland)

Reviews 4.7/5 stars
Timing 11.30 am – 2.30 pm

6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday off.

Outdoor Seating Yes
Wifi Yes

2. Weisses Rössli(Weisses Rössli, Bederstrasse 96, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland)

Reviews 4.8/5 stars
Timing 11.30 am – 2.00 pm

6.00 pm – 11.45 pm

Sunday and Monday off.

Outdoor Seating Yes
Wifi Yes

3. Maison Manesse(Maison Manesse, Hopfenstrasse 2, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland)

Reviews 4.7/5 stars
Timing 6.00 pm – 12.00 am

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are off.

Outdoor Seating Yes
Wifi Yes

Day 2 – Enjoy the picturesque Lucerne

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

A Charming city in the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne is situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne. This place is famous for the wooden bridge connecting the city. 

Places to visit:

1. Chapel Bridge

The iconic scenic wooden bridge with 17th-century paintings is the most famous landmark here. This bridge offers a breathtaking view of the vibrant connecting cities. This looks beautiful at night but preferably the most enchanting view in the morning. 

2. Water Tower

It is a special monument by the bridge in Lucerne. Way before the chapel bridge was built, almost a hundred years ago, it stood as a sign of power with four floors on the inside. There is a dungeon which served as a prison for many years. 

3. Mount Rigi

This iconic peak is known as the “Queen of the Mountains.” Enjoy cogwheels railways, cable cars, and Ariel cableways to visit various parts such as Vitznau, Weggis, and Arth-Goldau. Moreover, enjoy mineral baths and spas offering extreme relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness treatment.    

4. Lion Monuments

An incredible lion monument is quite a landmark of that place. It is back from 1821 when a dying lion was sculpted in rebellion during the French Revolution. It’s a work of memorial. Almost 1.4 million people visit this place every year.   

Day 3 – A Trip to the majestic peak, the Mount Pilatus Excursion

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

Located in the Swiss Alps, the mount Pilatus offers an incredible view of the Lucerne city. The best part is on a sunny day you can also witness the panoramic view of the Bernese Alps and even the Black Forest in Germany. Enjoy the view from cable cars, go hiking trails through the themed dragon path, and enjoy sledging, snowshoeing, and even skiing.      

It is a 5-hour tour including a rope park, cable car and cogwheel railway. To start this hike get to the valley station of Kriens to board the gondola to Frakmuntegg. From there take a small walk to Mount Pilatus Rope Park. Hear the safety briefings and everything there for a while before you dive into the park’s thrilling treetop obstacles. For these 10 trails in the park, you need to buy pre-paid tickets which give you a three-hour access. Other activities you can do here are aerial rope bridges, zip lines, swinging tyres, and Monkey Trees up to a height of 45 feet.  Next, go for a dragon ride and spend some time witnessing the panoramic view from 7000 feet. Also, one can use an extra 10 mins and climb one of the peaks for a better view.

By noon get on to the cable car and ride to the summit. Lastly, enjoy a ride on the world’s steepest railway which is the Cogwheel where you will feel like a train is having a free fall. 

Day 4 – Witness the Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

Again take a Cogwheel ride to the highest station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch. This is also listed by UNESCO as a world heritage. Here you will find an incredible scenic journey through the Bernese Oberland. Here make a visit to Interlaken. This station is located at 11,333 feet in height and must be visited on the Switzerland trip. Get a breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks towards France and Italy. Further, explore the Sphinx Observatory too.

Further, enjoy walking through the Ice Palace, the heart of the glacier there and ride the V-Cableway Eiger Express. One more thing you can enjoy here is the Aletsch Glacier. Also, you will find this cableway while riding back to Eigergletscher which takes you to the Grindelwald terminal. There are various guides to take you through these places. 

Sequence for the maximum fun in minimum time:

  1. Zurich 
  2. Interlaken
  3. Jungfraujoch
  4. Ice palace
  5. Sphinx Observatory
  6. Alestch Glacier
  7. Eiger Express
  8. Grindelwald terminal
  9. Bernese Oberland

Day 5 – A Bern Day Trip 

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

On your 5th day of the Switzerland trip plan, make a trip to Bern. Explore the history and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage. Travel to the biosphere reserve of Entlebuch Valley. Also, watch the confectioner at the Kambly to experience how the Swiss Biscuit is being made. Next, visit the old town and be a part of Swiss cheese tasting in the Emmental region. Also, visit landmarks like Gothic Munster in the old town. Make sure to take a guided tour so that you miss nothing there. And if you are a backpacker, explore the town’s vibrant culture and taste the chocolates at Callier chocolate factory which is mostly not included in most of the available tours. Also, witness the stunning Lake Thun in Bern.  

Day 6 – Trip to resort town known as Montreux

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

Famous for its jazz festival, Montreux is a unique region. It is a spectacular resort town on Lake Geneva. Buried between hills, wooded forests, vineyards and the lake, this place is a fantasy land. The Lake offers a heavenly view with various fig, mulberry, almond, and palm trees. 

Enjoy the boating here, and wine tasting at the riverside cafes. Gardens and beaches here are adorned with stunning statutes including a statute of the most famous Montreux resident, the Freddie Mercury. 

The next place you can visit here is the historic 12th-century Chillon Castle built by Savoy rulers with welcoming adornable architecture. Additionally, each year in July this city has a Jazz Festival, in September, a musical concert and after Easter, the International Coral Festival.     

Other than these must visits here are a few more places to visit in Montreux during your Switzerland Trip:

1. Quays of Montreux 

(527 Centre Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.) 

Get an enchanting mountain view with exotic flowers and palm trees. Specially a dusk, this place offers the most enchanting sunset where you can walk the 13-kilometre long gravelly pathway. 

2. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

(Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.)

Opens from 6 am to 6 pm, this place has a spellbinding view with never-ending authentic wine to taste. 

3. GoldenPass Panoramic

(Interlaken to Montreux or vice versa, Switzerland.)

Entry fee – CHF 33 per person

This offers a magnificent ride from the French-speaking regions of the country with scenic views. Also, enjoy snow-capped mountains on this ride. 

4. Dent de Jaman

(Les Rochers-de-Naye 1824 Caux, Switzerland)

For hiking enthusiasts, this place offers an 1875-metre trail. Best for both spring and winter.

5. Rochers-de-Naye

(Rochers-de-Naye, Montreux 1820 Switzerland.)

Entry fee – CHF 68.40 per person and 34.20 for kids.

Located at an altitude of 2,402 metres with again a breathtaking view. Moreover, This place is a top attraction for hikers and mountain climbers. For non-climbers, it is quite a steep mountainside train journey.

6. Casino Barrière Montreux

(Rue du Théâtre 9, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland)

Entry fee – CHF 10 per person

Timing – Sunday through Wednesday – 10 am to 3 am, Thursday- 10 am to 4 am, and Friday & Saturday – 10 am to 5 am.

Enjoy the amazing casino established back in 1881, this one is known for a long history and has well-known conductors throughout the 20th century.  

7. Eglise St Vincent

( Rue du Temple 30, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland.)

This one is a Gothic church with an incredibly stunning structure offering a great view with quite welcoming vibes. 

Day 7 – And the best part of the Switzerland Trip, Geneva 

Switzerland Trip Plan A Perfect Week Plan For Travellers

Make sure to buy a Geneva city pass as you can get unlimited access to public transport with the same and it is valid for 24/48/72 hours. Also, you can avail many free activities or activities at reduced prices here. 

Pricing of this pass: 

24 hours 30 CHF
48 hours 40 CHF
72 hours 50 CHF

Geneva as a city has quite a rich history. Starting from the world-famous Julius Caesar’s coming to fight the Helvetians with his wisdom and bravery. Caesar named this city Geneva which is The Mouth in Latin.  

Moreover, it was the birthplace of Rousseau, the philosopher of Enlightenment. There is also a Rousseau Island with his statute in Geneva. Another aristocrat in love with Geneva was the Duke of Brunswick in his honour a mausoleum was built. 

The last significant person here was the Austrian princess, Sissi, who was murdered there. 

Must-do activities in Geneva:

  1. Visit for fascinating water jet
  2. Witness watchmaking 
  3. Climb the towers of the Cathedral
  4. Take a tour of the chocolate factory
  5. Visit Carouge
  6. Enjoy the Bodmer fountain
  7. Visit the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
  8. Stroll in the Parc La Grange
  9. Explore the Ariana Museum
  10. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel
  11. Visit MAMCO
  12. Taste wine in a Vineyard
  13. Discover Voltaire’s last residence
  14. Visit the City Hall

So, we believe now have a clear understanding of what you need to do on your Switzerland trip in 7 days!