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 Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Paragliding Luzern). There's more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then trek along The Eiger. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online day trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Riffelsee and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt travel app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Bern sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks
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Aare River
Aare River
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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