10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Kirche Enge will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich (in Beckenried). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Zurich due to the time zone difference. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Grindelwald-First, then hike along The Eiger Trail, and finally look for gifts at Molitor.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 21st (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee".

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online trip builder .

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Vieille ville, Chateau de Chillon, Castle of Gruyeres
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

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