10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Abuja
Fly:  17 h
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Abuja

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip site .

Abuja, Nigeria to Zurich is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Abuja in December, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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.
On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Kandersteg to see Oeschinen Lake about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, grab a seat and go on Gornergrat, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oeschinen Lake, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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