10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  1​h
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandersteg
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Blausee-Mitholz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Neuhausen am Rheinfall
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Vevey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip app .

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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 28th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then hike along The Eiger Trail, and finally fly down the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online travel planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Kleine Scheidegg
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

1
night
Kandersteg

Kandersteg ©
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): trek along Gemmi Pass and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kandersteg trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Kandersteg in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Blausee-Mitholz.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass

few
hours
Blausee-Mitholz

Blausee-Mitholz
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blausee-Mitholz online trip itinerary builder .

Blausee-Mitholz is just a stone's throw from Kandersteg. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will leave for Bern on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Blausee-Mitholz

Fun & Games Parks

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). On the next day, appreciate the history behind Barenpark, then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, then pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bern itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Blausee-Mitholz to Bern takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

1
night
Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Neuhausen am Rheinfall ©
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Neuhausen am Rheinfall route planning website .

You can drive from Bern to Neuhausen am Rheinfall in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Neuhausen am Rheinfall sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Swiss Science Center Technorama, Munot
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Munot ©
Munot

3
nights
Vevey

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally don't miss a visit to The Fork.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vevey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Vevey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vevey

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Castle of Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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