12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Lausanne
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Bring the kids along to Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. Explore hidden gems such as Monte Tamaro and Castelgrande. When in Lugano, make a side trip to see Castelli di Bellinzona in Bellinzona, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, walk around Parco Civico, and stroll through Monte San Salvatore.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lugano tour builder website .

New Delhi, India to Lugano is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Lugano reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Monte Tamaro
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg and then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz visit planning site .

Getting from Lugano to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lugano in May; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pontresina
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lauterbrunnen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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 19th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, and then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip maker .

Take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montreux, Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
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