10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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 ©
Glarus is the capital of the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. On the 2nd (Wed), go deep underground at Landesplattenberg Engi and then identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glarus visit planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Glarus is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get colder in Glarus: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can 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): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner .

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 Winter Sports
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maennlichen and The Eiger Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Molitor (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken travel route builder .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 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, Maennlichen, Molitor, Murrenbach Waterfalls
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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 Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Fraumünster Church & Lake Zurich). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip 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 up 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
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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