10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

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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 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva online trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geneva. In October, Geneva is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7
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Landmark
The Flower Clock
2.6

2
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then push the limits with Forest Fun Park Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, then make a trip to Riffelsee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Mountain
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
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Water Body
Riffelsee
4.7

3
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Interlaken

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland, and get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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World heritage site
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, fly like a bird with Paragliding Luzern, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip builder site.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
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Must see
Old Town
4.6
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Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9

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