16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Buchs Aargau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Naturmuseum Winterthur. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Rosengart Collection and Haus zum Rech. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur) and Zurich (Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, Zunfthaus zur Meisen, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, examine the collection at Alpineum, and explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Lucerne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Buchs Aargau

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wildegg Castle and Jura World of Coffee. Kids will enjoy Museum Langmatt and Historisches Museum Baden. Explore Buchs Aargau's surroundings by going to Naturmuseum Olten (in Olten), Neu-Falkenstein Castle (in Balsthal) and Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Buchs Aargau holiday app.

Getting from Lucerne to Buchs Aargau by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Buchs Aargau are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Kids will enjoy Basel Minster and Basel Museum of Cultures. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern), Schweizerisches , &more). There's more to do: get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel and kick back and relax at CityBeach Messe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Basel planner.

Traveling by car from Buchs Aargau to Basel takes an hour. May in Basel sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Geneva

— 4 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.
Chateau de Chillon and Musée de Montreux will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at CERN and Maison Tavel. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Audrey Hepburn's Grave (in Morges), Espace des Inventions (in Lausanne) and Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, explore the engaging exhibits at La Maison de la Riviere, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and have fun at Geneve-Plage.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation planner.

Drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.