10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Glarus
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cairo

1
night
Glarus

Glarus ©
The Canton of Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Landesplattenberg Engi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glarus online attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Glarus is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In October, Glarus is cooler than Cairo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Glarus

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Landesplattenberg Engi
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt tour builder website.

Explore your travel options from Glarus to Zermatt with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Classes
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Molitor in Wengen--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online trip maker.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Fraumünster Church & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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