10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aare Gorge and The Rosengart Collection. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Reichenbach Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Old Town & Bahnhofstrasse). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 8th (Mon), get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch and then stroll through The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald day trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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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 10th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get outside with Sunnegga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 3 nights

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Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Visiting Muottas Muragl and Val Roseg will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Engadine, get great views at Diavolezza, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mineralbad & Spa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. In August in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Side Trips

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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