10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Montreux
— 1 night
5
Geneva
— 1 night

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lucerne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grindelwald travel tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta" and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Transportation
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Kapelle Gornergrat ©
Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta"

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night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Geneva

Geneva ©
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 23rd (Sun): make a trip to The Flower Clock, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©

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