10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zurich and Altstadt Luzern. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Station, &more) and Paragliding Luzern (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and learn more about the world around you at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Zurich is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online route planner.

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Riffelsee and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Bern

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

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