10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Train
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Train
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St. Gallen
— 1 night
Train
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Train
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Bulle
— 1 night
Drive to Bern Belp Airport, Fly to Glasgow International Airport

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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

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Glasgow, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Lauterbrunnen

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and finally look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen.

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Traveling by train from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

St. Gallen

— 1 night
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
On the 13th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Naturmuseum St.Gallen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, then take a stroll around Pfalzkeller, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bleicheli Stadtlounge.

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Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to St. Gallen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Munot, then stop by Niederdorf, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Wildegg Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Friary.

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You can take a train from St. Gallen to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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.
On the 16th (Mon), visit Matte, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bulle.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Bulle

— 1 night
Bulle is a municipality in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then savor the flavors at Aigle Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Gruerien.

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You can drive from Bern to Bulle in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bulle

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.