10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner
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Fly
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Basel
— 1 night
Train
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
5
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Kapuzinerkloster Rapperswil are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation 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.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Basel tour builder app.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train 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 7th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, look for gifts at Laderach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt holiday website.

You can take a train from Basel to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montreux holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time 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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