10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, walk around Lindenhofplatz, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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Stuttgart, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Engelberg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

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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 20th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Laderach, then take a memorable tour with Gornergrat, and finally snap pictures at Hangebrucke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), walk around Parc Des Bastions, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 24th (Thu), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern itinerary maker site.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.