15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Basel
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhren Sammlung Kellenbergerfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Swiss Science Center Technorama and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Hofkirche, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Winterthur, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Old Town Chur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 13th (Fri), explore the world behind art at OnArte, get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Zurich to Bellinzona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bellinzona, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Falconeria Locarno, Monte Tamaro, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, OnArte
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rochers-de-Naye and Queen Studio Experience. Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and HR Giger Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Ski Service (in Verbier), Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg) and Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux online trip builder .

You can drive from Bellinzona to Montreux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Ski Service, Museum HR Giger, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

4
nights
Basel

Basel ©
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Papiliorama and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Beyeler and Galerie Wydi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen), Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Federal Building (Bundeshaus)) and Schloss THUN (in Thun). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Basel attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bern, Fondation Beyeler, Schloss THUN, Galerie Wydi, Papiliorama
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

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