12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

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Fly
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Basel
— 1 night
Fly

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2
nights
Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore and learn at Patek Philippe Museum and Chaplin's World. Get in touch with nature at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Geneva to be colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chaplin's World ©
Children’s Museum
Chaplin's World
4.7
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
4.2

2
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Gornergrat ©
Must see
Gornergrat
4.8
The Matterhorn ©
Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
©
Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.8

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Jungfraujoch ©
Must see
Jungfraujoch
4.4
Aletsch Glacier ©
Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
Grindelwald-First ©
Ski Area
Grindelwald-First
4.6

3
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) in Zurich--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6
Mt Pilatus ©
Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9

1
night
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 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wehrkirche St. Arbogast.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Basel

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Wehrkirche St. Arbogast ©
Historic Site
Wehrkirche St. Arbogast
4.6

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