10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Geneva
— 1 night
car:  4 h
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
car:  6 h
6
Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Limmat, Fraumünster Church and Church of St. Peter. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and finally explore the activities along Limmat.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Shopping
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
day
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titlis. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lauterbrunnen Village, Lake Brienz and Rodelbahn Oeschinensee. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally fly down the slopes at Rodelbahn Oeschinensee. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Village, Lake Brienz, Rodelbahn Oeschinensee
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

1
night
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 18th (Sat): make a trip to The Flower Clock and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geneva tour website.

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

1
night
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 19th (Sun): see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt visit app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Parks Tours
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swissminiatur as well as Centro storico Gandria. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore, then don't miss a visit to Centro storico Gandria, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lugano.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lugano in 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. You'll set off for Zurich on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Lugano

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swissminiatur
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Swissminiatur ©
Swissminiatur

few
hours
Zurich

Zurich
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You can drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

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