10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner
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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Montreux
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip maker.

Washington, USA to Montreux is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (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.
On the 26th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then stop by Laderach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt vacation planner.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Astrid-Kapelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to 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 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, then make a trip to Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, then steep yourself in history at Wartenberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel online itinerary planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. March in Basel sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva journey planner.

You can drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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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