12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip maker

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 1 night
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
3
Basel
— 3 nights
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
6
Montreux
— 3 nights

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lucerne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Lucerne to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona trip builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Bellinzona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lucerne in April since evenings lows in Bellinzona dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jean Tinguely Museum and Federal Building (Bundeshaus). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munot and Fondation Beyeler. Get out of town with these interesting Basel side-trips: Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum & The Cathedral of Bern) and Schloss Thun (in Thun). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum and stop by Basel's Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bellinzona in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Basel, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Schloss Thun, Munot, Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Munot ©
Munot
Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lauterbrunnen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Fri), see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, thenmake a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Escape the urban bustle at Ski Service and Les Bisses de Nendaz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale St-Nicolas and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Fribourg Centre (in Fribourg) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, do a tasting at La Cave Vevey-Montreux, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Fribourg, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Ski Service, Chateau de Tourbillon, Les Bisses de Nendaz
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune ©
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

Similar Plans

13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland, Varenna & Bellagio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular sights Preferences: May, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans