12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Neuchatel
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Basel
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Zurich is minus 7 hours. In December, Zurich is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Munot
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, contemplate the long history of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bellinzona route builder app .

You can drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bellinzona, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, gear up at Molitor, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take a stroll through Alpiglen.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bellinzona to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Winter Sports Wildlife

Side Trips

Kleine Scheidegg, Molitor
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning website .

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum HR Giger, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Chateau de Tourbillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

1
night
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at International Museum of Watches, delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, then get to know the fascinating history of Chateau de Neuchatel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Collegiale church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Neuchatel trip planner .

Drive from Montreux to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Basel.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

International Museum of Watches
Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
The Collegiale church ©
The Collegiale church
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

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

Take a train from Neuchatel to Basel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

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