10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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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
Fly

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux vacation builder.

Washington, USA to Montreux is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 5th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along 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 in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), then fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

St. Moritz

— 1 night
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Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), and finally explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lucerne in May, with highs in St. Moritz at 55°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then walk around Parco Ciani, then take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Brissago Islands, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in May, expect Lugano to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

Before you visit Geneva, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lugano to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lugano in May since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.