16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Buchs Aargau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Zoological Museum and The Rosengart Collection. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum Rietberg and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and examine the collection at Natur-Museum Luzern.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lucerne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New Delhi, India to Lucerne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Lucerne are much colder (4°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Buchs Aargau

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Habsburg and Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen. Let the collections at Museum of Witchcraft Switzerland and Museum zu Allerheiligen capture your imagination. Step out of Buchs Aargau to go to Schaffhausen and see IWC Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buchs Aargau online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lucerne to Buchs Aargau in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Buchs Aargau are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs Aargau

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basel

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Jean Tinguely Museum and Fondation Beyeler. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basel Paper Mill Museum and Detonation. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), Kindermuseum Creaviva, &more) and Biel (Omega Museum & Pasquart). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at HoosesaggMuseeum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buchs Aargau to Basel in an hour. In February in Basel, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and HR Giger Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Musée de Montreux (in Montreux) and Martigny (Fondation Pierre Gianadda & Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Maison Tavel, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take an in-depth tour of Association des Intérêts de Plainpalais, and look for gifts at Philippe Pascoet, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva road trip site.

You can drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.