10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
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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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva online sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Basel.
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Basel — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, contemplate the long history of Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, then contemplate the long history of Wartenberg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Basel, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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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 and Hofkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne travel planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then look for gifts at Laderach, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

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Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time 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 4th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside and then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

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Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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