10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 1 night
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
6
Geneva
— 2 nights

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On your second day here, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, thenstroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, thensnap pictures at Chapel Bridge, thenappreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip website.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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night
Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen day trip planning tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

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Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Speed Boats Tours

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Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle, thenlet little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, thenadmire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and finally stop by Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

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Iffigfall ©
Iffigfall
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, thencruise along Gornergrat, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, thensnap pictures at Hangebrucke, thenexplore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zermatt planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, thenmake a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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