13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bains des Paquis and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Get some cultural insight at Patek Philippe Museum and Chaplin's World. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Musee Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire, &more). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geneva road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In December, Geneva is colder than Singapore - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then trek along 5-Seenweg, and finally stop by Laderach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

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

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. On the next day, gear up at Central Sport and then get great views at Jungfraujoch.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and Zurich (Grossmunster, Landesmuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.