10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  23​h
1
Geneva
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the range of quality goods at Manor, then explore the wide array of goods at Centre Commercial de Balexert, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geneva vacation planner.

Hong Kong, China to Geneva is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Geneva, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Nyon
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Manor Geneve ©
Manor Geneve
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation de l'Hermitage, then examine the collection at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Jeunes Rives, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicholas.

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Traveling by train from Geneva to Montreux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Lavey-les-Bains, Jeunes Rives
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

3
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Staubbach Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aare Gorge and Kleine Scheidegg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet & Mad Cow), Alpia Sport + Mode (in Wengen) and Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen (in Unterseen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Spreuer Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne itinerary planner .

Drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Kleine Scheidegg, Aare Gorge, Alpia Sport + Mode, Staubbach Waterfall
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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