10 Days in Switzerland: Our Recommendations

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Do not be fooled by Switzerland’s size. For this stomping ground of the world’s richest punches way beyond its weight. Give yourself a week if all you want to do is zoom through its idyllic countryside and picture-postcard cities. But for a more wholesome experience, we suggest that you spend 10 days in Switzerland. Allow the lush landscape of Interlaken to stir the inner poet in you and explore the breathtaking vistas of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy melt-in-your mouth cheese and chocolates elevated to an art form in Gruyères, then walk lockstep with the who’s who of the world in Zurich. All the clichés about Switzerland being a picture-perfect destination are true. Prepare to get delighted with our 10-day Switzerland tours below.

10 days in Switzerland: Trek from Trient to Zermatt

Best outdoor destinations in Switzerland include visitng the Swiss Alps.
The Matterhorn stands in the border between Switzerland and Italy.
Day 1 Follow Balme’s scenic high-mountain trail into Switzerland
Day 2 See incredible views of Trient Glacier and descend to Champex
Day 3 Hike through a trail with panoramic views of Mont Blanc
Day 4 Trek across Alp du Val de Bagne
Day 5 Cross three alpine passes
Day 6 Get your first glimpses of the near-mythical Matterhorn
Day 7 Walk past pretty pastures to reach Torrent Pass
Day 8 Trek across Anniviers Valley to Grüben
Day 9 Cross Augstbord Pass, gaze at Oberland and Valais
Day 10 Follow Hornli Ridge and see Matterhorn

As you cross the border from France into Switzerland, the beautiful vistas of the Mont Blanc will give you a glimpse of the stunning alpine scenery that awaits you during this 10-day tour. Experience the best of European mountaineering culture as you soak up the sights of towering Dent Blanche and Zinalrothorn. Gaze down at exquisite lakes from Forclaz Pass and hike through remote mountain paths leading to untamed glaciers. There is also a bit of fascinating history to discover towards the end of this trip as you pass the iconic Matterhorn, which was first scaled in the mid 19th century. See tour.

10 days in Switzerland: Alpine view tour from Zurich to Bern

Interlaken is a great place in Europe for outdoor activities.
Interlaken is great for outdoor adventures as well as leisurely activities.
Day 1 Meet your group in Zurich and explore its riverfront
Day 2 Travel to Saint Gallen, visit its famous abbey
Day 3 Discover Lucerne’s medieval houses and quaint wooden bridges
Day 4 Take a cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus
Day 5 Spend a day among mountains in Interlaken
Day 6 Catch a train to Bulle
Day 7 Visit cheese and chocolate factory in Gruyère
Day 8 Take an e-bike for a spin in Bern, retrace the steps of Einstein
Day 9 Enjoy a free day in Bern
Day 10 Bid farewell to Switzerland

Savour Switzerland’s idyllic natural beauty during this 10-day tour and take in its charming cities and gastronomical pleasures. Start out by soaking up the cultural currents and artistic vibes of Zurich. Discover the calming effects of Lucerne, which once played host to Queen Victoria, then head out to enjoy the gorgeous beauty of Interlaken. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets of Bern and fall in love with its quaint charms in your Switzerland itineraries for 10 days. The city’s old town along with its superb museums, cycling culture and surrounding mountains make it a great travel destination. See tour.

The above itineraries are just a sample of all that Switzerland has to offer. Feel free to reach out to our travel experts in Switzerland for a customized itinerary. If you are ready to buy a tour browse our Switzerland tours page. For more details on how many days to spend in Switzerland, check out our travel guide.

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  • Tomaz Martinek
    Tomaz Martinek
    Travel Expert in Croatia & Switzerland
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    Veronica Maggi
    Travel Expert in Italy & Switzerland
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