10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Montreux
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
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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 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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Washington, USA to Montreux is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Montreux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Nine Towers, take an in-depth tour of Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), and finally hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip website.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

St. Moritz

— 1 night
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Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, appreciate the views at Engadine, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, then explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip builder site.

You can drive from Lucerne to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Lucerne in May, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 55°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, walk around Parco Ciani, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, then admire the masterpieces at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cardada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Lugano is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Geneva

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Lugano to Geneva by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geneva, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
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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.