10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore and learn at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Mont Saleve. When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Chillon Castle in Veytaux, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church Of Geneva, look for gifts at Sweetzerland Chocolats, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Valletta in May, expect Geneva to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aare Gorge and Oeschinensee. Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and look for gifts at Mad Cow.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Geneva in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Oeschinen Lake, Aare Gorge
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bahnhofstrasse and Old Town (Altstadt). Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Mt Pilatus in Lucerne--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation builder.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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