10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

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 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud and then make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and then browse the exhibits of Maison Tavel.

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Washington DC, USA to Geneva 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 slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: highs in Geneva hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then stroll through Riffelsee. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, head outdoors with Sunnegga, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

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Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can 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 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Indipendenza, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Bellinzona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town Chur and The Cathedral of Bern will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Jesuitenkirche and Kleine Scheidegg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Caumasee (in Flims), Milchzentrale Bad Ragaz (in Bad Ragaz) and St. Gallen (Kathedrale St.Gallen & Stiftsbibliothek). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche and snap pictures at Pont Spreuer.

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Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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