10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mont Saleve and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Step off the beaten path and head to Collection de l'Art Brut and Queen Studio Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Place de la Palud (in Lausanne) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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Sydney, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Geneva is minus 9 hours. In October, Geneva is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, HR Giger Museum
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald attractions planning site.

Getting from Geneva to Grindelwald by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Old Town Chur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

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