10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Strandbad Mythenquai. Visit Old Town and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Bourbaki Panorama, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, shop like a local with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich journey maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Zurich is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Zurich, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Zermatt (The Matterhorn, Mountaineers' Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, get great views at Jungfraujoch, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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