10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 16th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Plexus Art Gallery, then find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. On the next day, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montreux journey planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Montreux is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Montreux. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Glacier 3000, HR Giger Museum, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

3
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Take a break from the city and head to Lauterbrunnen Village and Aare Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kleine Scheidegg and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald Area tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald Area takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Parasailing & Paragliding, Mt Pilatus, Aare Gorge
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then take in the exciting artwork at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald Area to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Winterthur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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