10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 2nd (Thu), get great views at Gornergrat, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Zermatt is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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Drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

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 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then stroll through Grosse Scheidegg, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and finally explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

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Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.