10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary site.

Bengaluru, India to Lucerne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in September: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bern online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then explore the activities along Stellisee.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and then examine the collection at Vine, Wine and Wine Label Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux road trip site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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