13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Lenzburg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the activities along Seebad Enge, don't miss a visit to Dolderbahn, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, and then make a trip to Limmatquai.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich attractions planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-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 moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Seebad Enge ©
Seebad Enge
Strandbad Mythenquai ©
Strandbad Mythenquai
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Santa Petronilla, then hike along Olive Trail, and then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Parco delle Gole della Breggia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria di Loreto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lugano journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Santa Petronilla, Parco delle Gole della Breggia
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Santa Petronilla ©
Santa Petronilla
Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Gorner Gorge and 5-Seenweg. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Breithorn and Hinterdorfstrasse. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lugano to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
Parasailing & Paragliding
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, and then take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat..

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Baden.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Suisse Steam paddle boat.
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

2
nights
Lenzburg

Lenzburg ©
Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Bio Badi, trek along Foxtrail Aargau, and then get great views at Esterliturm.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Lenzburg sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Lenzburg in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lenzburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lenzburg

Fun & Games Trails Parks

Side Trips

Wildegg, Bio Badi
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Bio Badi ©
Bio Badi
Esterliturm ©
Esterliturm

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