10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Drive to London Stansted Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ascona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly to London Stansted Airport, Drive to Felixstowe

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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Rheinbrucke Diessenhofen–Gailingen (in Diessenhofen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning tool.

Felixstowe, UK to Zurich is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ascona

— 2 nights
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, then make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then make a trip to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Serodine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona.

Plan trip to Ascona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Zurich to Ascona by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ascona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Ascona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour planner.

You can drive from Ascona to Lauterbrunnen in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks

Interlaken

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.