12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Basel
— 1 night
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Geneva
— 4 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Old Town Chur. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bourbaki Panorama and The Rosengart Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Ufschotti Park (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Zurich at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

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 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel trip app.

Getting from Zurich to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Basel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to Maennlichen and Lauterbrunnen Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Aletsch Glacier. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Basel to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Collection de l'Art Brut and HR Giger Museum. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva holiday website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont Saleve, HR Giger Museum, Queen Studio Experience, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Collection de l'Art Brut
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

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