10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 1 night
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
4
Geneva
— 2 nights

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Old Town & Bahnhofstrasse). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Lucerne at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
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Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Must see
Old Town
4.6

1
night
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 27th (Tue), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and then take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Buchhandlung Boedeli
4.9

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Matterhorn and Riffelsee. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, kick your exploration up a notch at Forest Fun Park Zermatt, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©

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 31st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, cool off at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7

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