10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt. Rigi). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get advice or help at Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

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Perth, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Zurich. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the views from Titlis Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titlis.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Engelberg trip builder .

Drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Engelberg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports Nature Parks
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and finally appreciate the history behind Barenpark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bern day trip planning app .

You can drive from Engelberg to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bern are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Castle of Gruyeres
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip site .

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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