10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Geneva

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geneva is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Geneva. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Geneva to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take in the awesome beauty at Castor Mountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Engelberg online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, then take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Luzern, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne journey app.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel route planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.