10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Giessbachfälle and Maennlichen. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Brienz and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary builder app.

Washington, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Lucerne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lucerne: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip maker site.

Drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, get great views at Monte San Salvatore, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then walk around Parco Ciani, and finally explore and take pictures at Monte Bre. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Brissago Islands, take in the awesome beauty at Cardada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano online journey planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lugano are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
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Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, appreciate the views at Engadine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, then take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online vacation planner.

Getting from Lugano to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, St. Moritz is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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.