10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Montreux
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly

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Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Maurice Neyroud, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montreux trip maker tool.

Tijuana, Mexico to Montreux is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tijuana to Montreux, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Spas · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, then stop by Laderach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona tour itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bellinzona in 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Johann, then explore the historical opulence of Munot, then make a trip to Niederdorf, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bellinzona in September, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.