10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Bex
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Bex
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 3 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Riyadh

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Bex

— 1 night
Bex is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, located in the district of Aigle. On the 16th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, then soothe aching muscles at Les Bains de Lavey, and then find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bex trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bex is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Bex. In July, Bex is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bex

Spas · Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 1 night
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 (Sat): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt planning app.

You can drive from Bex to Zermatt in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and finally stop by Mont -Bell Grindelwald. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pontresina.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina

— 2 nights
Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontresina trip app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Pontresina by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Pontresina, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Pontresina

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lugano

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 22nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, walk around Parco Ciani, then kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, cruise along Tibetan bridge "Carasc", then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and finally make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano road trip planning website.

Drive from Pontresina to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pontresina in July, with highs in Lugano at 33°C and lows at 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.