10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Chur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Lugano
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h
6
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Montreux
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten, then get outside with Hallenbad City, and then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Seebad Utoquai, then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and finally look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich holiday tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Outdoors
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Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection
Flussbad Oberer Letten ©
Flussbad Oberer Letten

1
night
Chur

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then make a trip to Bad RagARTz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chur trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Chur

Spas

Side Trip

Bad RagARTz
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Spas
Bad RagARTz ©
Bad RagARTz

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Chur to Bern in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Zahringerdenkmal monument ©
Zahringerdenkmal monument

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night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along North face Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn and then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Murren, North face Trail
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North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Spas
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano. On your second day here, walk around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico Gandria, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Olive Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Lugano are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Chiesa San Rocco Lugano ©
Chiesa San Rocco Lugano

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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 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll through 5-Seenweg, then hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lugano to Zermatt by train takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

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night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Vincent, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally walk around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Montreux road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks
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Eglise St Vincent ©
Eglise St Vincent
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux
Vieille-Ville de Montreux ©
Vieille-Ville de Montreux

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