10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h
1
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sauvabelin Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Creux du Van and then get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne vacation maker site .

London, UK to Lausanne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rochers-de-Naye, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Glacier 3000, Creux du Van
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zermatt, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, hike along Grosse Scheidegg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, trek along The Eiger Trail, and then look for gifts at Molitor.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Molitor, Kleine Scheidegg
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Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then head outdoors with Pilatus Bahnen AG, and finally snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip builder .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aare Gorge
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Bahnen AG ©
Pilatus Bahnen AG

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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