10 days in Switzerland & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland & Seattle Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Burgdorf, Switzerland
Drive
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Winterthur, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Seattle, United States

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Landesmuseum has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Zurich by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Seattle to Zurich, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zurich, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 29th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
You've now added Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and finally head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A..

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Thun.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Thun, Switzerland

— 1 night
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). On the 1st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thun sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Thun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thun can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Thun

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Mosesbrunnen and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern online trip planner.

Bern is very close to Thun. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Burgdorf.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites

Burgdorf, Switzerland

Burgdorf is the largest city in the Emmental in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Burgdorf attractions planner.

Burgdorf is very close to Bern. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Winterthur.

Things to do in Burgdorf

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Winterthur, Switzerland

— 1 night
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. On the 2nd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Winterthur driving holiday planner.

Drive from Burgdorf to Winterthur in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Winterthur can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Winterthur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.