12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
5
Basel
— 1 night

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town Chur, thenstop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online road trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Zurich, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Zurich is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and finally examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen online route planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 11th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thenlook for gifts at Laderach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along 5-Seenweg and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip app.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation de l'Hermitage and Musee de l'Elysee. Discover out-of-the-way places like Esplanade de Montbenon and Museum of Zoology - Lausanne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Musee Baud (in L'Auberson), Museum CIMA (in Sainte-Croix) and Ski Service (in Verbier). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche, and view the masterpieces at Espace Quai1.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lausanne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zermatt to Lausanne by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Musee Baud, Museum CIMA, Espace Quai1, Ski Service
Highlights from your plan
Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee
Ski Service ©
Ski Service

1
night
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Art Basel, see the interesting displays at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, thenexamine the collection at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lausanne to Basel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Basel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music ©
Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel ©
Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel

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