10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel route planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Glarus
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Glarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Fly

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Glarus

— 1 night
The Canton of Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. On the 2nd (Wed), Head underground at Landesplattenberg Engi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

To see photos, ratings, 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

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Zermatt

— 2 nights
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.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt tour builder website.

You can drive from Glarus to Zermatt in 4 hours. 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 · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Interlaken

— 3 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.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Molitor in Wengen--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online trip maker.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Lake Lucerne and Rigi. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Fraumünster Church & Lake Zurich). The adventure continues: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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.