14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Basel
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
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Davos
— 2 nights
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Arosa
— 1 night
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St. Gallen
— 1 night
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Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, then see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers. On your second day here, admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), wander the streets of Niederdorf, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, and finally look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary planner.

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Basel

— 2 nights
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 5th (Tue): make a trip to Spalen Gate, make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, then see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally make a trip to Rheinufer Basel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, then don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Basel trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, then don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bern tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bern when traveling from Basel in January, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
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Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum Andrea Robbi, take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, then appreciate the views at Engadine, and finally take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, then relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Diavolezza.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz day trip website.

Drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In January, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Davos

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz, don't miss a visit to Old Town Chur, hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Rinerhorn, and finally see the interesting displays at Spielzeugmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Davos Skiing Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parsenn Skigebiet, head outdoors with Jacobshorn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally try to win big at Casino Davos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Davos trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Davos sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arosa.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

Arosa

— 1 night
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On the 15th (Fri), stroll through Arosa Ski Resort and then take a peaceful walk through Eichhornliweg.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Arosa trip planner.

You can drive from Davos to Arosa in 2 hours. In January in Arosa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Arosa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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St. Gallen

— 1 night
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve Eselschwanz, examine the collection at Fliegermuseum Altenrhein, make a trip to Roter Platz, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Sonja Banziger.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Gallen day trip planner.

You can drive from Arosa to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in St. Gallen when traveling from Arosa in January, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.