10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Interlaken, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat, then enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geneva visit app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Geneva, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Zurich are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

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.
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