10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Chur and Cathedrale St-Nicolas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jesuitenkirche and Hofkirche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Caumasee (in Flims), Milchzentrale Bad Ragaz (in Bad Ragaz) and The Cathedral of Bern (in Bern). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, snap pictures at Pont Spreuer, make a trip to Bern Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne itinerary builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.
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Bellinzona — 1 night

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then browse the exhibits of Castello di Montebello.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bellinzona tour builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive 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 7th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple de la Fusterie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, then explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Geneva are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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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