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Places to visit Switzerland

Covering 60% of the country, the Alps are among Switzerland's best places to visit. The backdrop of glacier-capped peaks, pristine waterfalls, stunning castles straight out of a fairytale, and bluer-than-the-sky lakes are some of the best highlights that make Switzerland a place to visit in winter tours. 

In addition, the culturally rich places have majestic backdrops of lakes, rivers, mountains, and vineyards. The best part about exploring places to visit in Switzerland in 7 days is the scenic train or road trip that makes your trip memorable.

Some of the top places to visit in Switzerland include Jungfraujoch region - the best to experience the mountains, Bern - the best city for medieval fairs; Lake Geneva - best for romance, vines, and castles; and Zermatt - the best for outdoor activities. 

Switzerland attractions have much more to offer no matter what holiday you desire. To ease your decision-making, we have curated a list of Switzerland's best places to visit. And if you like to plan a trip, book Switzerland tour packages by Indian Holiday, which are customizable.

List of Tourist Places to Visit in Switzerland

The Matterhorn is the most iconic mountain of the Alps in Switzerland. Located between the border of Switzerland and Italy, The Matterhorn is one of the exceptionally beautiful places in Switzerland that grabs the attention of tourists worldwide.

This mountain's near-symmetrical pyramid shape is its biggest highlight apart from its four-sided, rocky peak, 4,478 meters above sea level. Apart from this, The Matterhorn Paradise is an experience of a lifetime. It gives you exciting adventures, peace of nature, and seclusion with a view of the untouched mountain.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the place of the highest cable car station in Europe, which you can access to get a 360° view of the Alps. If you are feeling adventurous, opt for skiing tours, which are open 365 days a year. Different lifts, funiculars, chairlifts, cable cars, cogwheel trains, ski lifts, gondolas, and 3S cableways are available too.

If you wish to witness the most photographed place in the world with your own eyes, book Switzerland tour packages by Indian Holiday that cover the Matterhorn tour from Zermatt and are customizable.

Overview of The Matterhorn

Location 10 km southwest of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland
Address In the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy
Timings Zermatt - Furi (Matterhorn-Express) - 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

Visit this beautiful Swiss town, Interlaken, situated between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienza. You will be delighted to know that it is one of Switzerland's most visited cities presiding over three magnificent mountains - Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau- the starting point of many activities.

Opt for cruise excursions and paddleboat streamers on the town's lakes for serene explorations. The Interlaken city tour bus is also a great way to explore the best places to visit in Interlaken, like Harder Kulm, Unterseen, Hohematte Park, and Jungfraujoch. And the backdrop of idyllic landscapes makes sightseeing and outdoor activities more enjoyable.

Adventure lovers will have a wonderful time as parasailing, horseback riding, windsurfing, and sailing are some activities offered in Interlaken. And if you get tired, visit the Touristik-Museum to see the tourism evolution in this area. Hence, there are plenty of places to visit in Interlaken that you can cover on your sightseeing tour.

So no matter what your idea of a holiday is, Interlaken will surely fulfill your trip with cherishable memories. We have prepared an Interlaken tour guide to get a glimpse of the city before you go ahead and book Switzerland tour packages that cover this town and many others.

Overview of Interlaken

Location Central Switzerland along the Aare River
Address None
Timings None

Explore the 'City of Peace,' Geneva, Switzerland's second-largest city. Lake Geneva is among the best Geneva tourist places around which the city is scattered. And the Alpine peaks and the hills of Jura surrounding the city make a free walking tour of Geneva more enjoyable. There are many reasons to book a Geneva tour package, from art and architecture to nature and beauty. And you can experience all of these elements by covering Geneva attractions.

Most people in Geneva speak French, and you'll find locals conversing in English, Italian, and Spanish. This is a picture-perfect city with so much to see and do. It is also a culturally and historically rich city and a major world center for diplomatic conferences. In addition, Geneva is renowned for its symbol - the watch - whose industry, the L'horloge fleurie, or the flower clock, can be found here.

If you wish to explore the Places to visit in Geneva, Switzerland, book Switzerland tour packages which cover Geneva Ohio Wine tours, Geneva sightseeing tours train, Jungfraujoch tour from Geneva, Interlaken tour from Geneva, and much more.

Overview of Geneva

Location Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva
Address None
Timings None

Lucerne is home to famous landmarks of Switzerland; Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. Experiencing the old vibes while walking on the cobbled street is a must-do activity here. However, you will also admire the beautiful bridges that let you catch the beautiful view of the town. Lucerne weather makes the atmosphere more attractive as a painter paints gorgeous scenery. Besides admiring the view, you can explore museums, heritage sites, and gardens.

Things to do in Lucerne will let you enjoy the tour of Lake Lucerne by Cruise, snowboarding, a walking tour, and a picnic. You can find various things to enjoy with your closed ones. And the best part is that you can enjoy any themed vacation here. If you are planning your holiday to Lucerne, Switzerland, read the following information to help you have an enjoyable vacation here.

Overview of Lucerne

Area 37.4 km2
Best Time to Visit  June to September
Required Days 2-3 Days
Famous For  Historical Significance
Also Known as Heart of Switzerland

Jungfraujoch is one of the most captivating sights for tourists and especially for thrill seekers. It lets you enjoy the snow-capped sights of the Bernese Alps. After visiting here, you can catch Aletsch Glacier's eye. Apart from enjoying the view, you will have multiple dimensions to enjoy the thrill and uplift your travel experiences. If you plan to visit here, you must know the details about this tourist spot and be prepared to enjoy the challenges and fun. Visiting Interlaken to Jungfraujoch is one of the best decisions that you can make while planning your Switzerland tour.

You can enjoy hiking, water sports, climbing, and sightseeing here. Overall, you will have a great experience here. And the best part is that Jungfraujoch weather makes all your travel experience an impressive treat for all your senses.

Below are the details about Jungfraujoch that will assist you in giving you a memorable trip to Switzerland. Being known as the top point of Europe, you should tick off this place in your list for the Switzerland holiday. Apart from giving you multiple options for enjoyment, this hotspot has various options to let you enjoy relaxation as well.

Overview of Jungfraujoch

Altitude 3454 m a.s.l.
Travel Duration 2 hr 10 min
Things to do Hiking, cable car, snow sports
Best Time to Visit January to March and June & July
Transport By train

Switzerland waterfalls allow you to reconnect with nature and get a refreshing vibe. You can find here numerous waterfalls which allure you to indulge in plenty of fun-filled activities. Witnessing the alpine scenery surrounded by these waterfalls gives your eyes a delightful treat. Enjoying picnics, photography, relaxation, a village tour, and sightseeing near the falls are must-do activities. On top of that, the locations of the best waterfalls in Switzerland are rock faces, cliffs, plateaus, and valleys. And these natural elements make the waterfalls more appealing. Switzerland is also known for its unique landscapes, blessed with these natural flowing beauty. If you are still considering which waterfall you should visit while planning your tour in Switzerland, fret not. We have got you covered with the complete details about the waterfalls of Switzerland.

Overview of Switzerland Waterfalls

Best Time to Visit April to August
Things to do Picnic, sightseeing, bathing, photography
Required Time 3 - 4 hours (approx.) 
Famous Waterfalls Mürrenbach Falls, Trümmelbach Falls, Giessbach Falls, Rosenlaui Falls, Foroglio Falls
No. of  Waterfalls Around 150

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FAQS About Switzerland

Q: Which is the best place to visit in Switzerland?

Ans: Switzerland has many beautiful tourist places like -

  • Lake Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • Jungfraujoch
  • The Matterhorn
  • Interlaken
  • Lucerne
  • Château de Chillon, Montreux
  • St. Moritz
Q: Which is the most visited place in Switzerland?

Ans: It is difficult to point to the most visited place in Switzerland as the list is long. However, some of the top places in Switzerland tourists visit are The Matterhorn, Zurich, Geneva, Jungfrau region, and Interlaken.

Q: How many days in Switzerland is enough?

Ans: Plan a minimum of 15 days in Switzerland to explore the best cities and towns and partake in activities that will last forever in your memory.

Q: Which month is best to visit Switzerland?

Ans: April to October are the best months to visit Switzerland. The weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy the Switzerland holiday comfortably. Though many tourists visit Switzerland between December to March to enjoy winter sports.

Q: Are 7 days enough for Switzerland?

Ans: Yes. Ideally, 7 days are enough for Switzerland if you are on a budget. You will be able to cover the most famous places in Switzerland in 7 days. But you can extend your trip if you want to explore this country more.