10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Murren
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Zermatt
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Zurich is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, then ponder the design of Vennerbrunnen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bern road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Castle of Gruyeres
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 23rd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planner .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Murren.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls

1
night
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Murren trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Murren takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

1
night
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 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Murren to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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