16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Buchs Aargau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Basel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Geneva
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and The Rosengart Collection. Appreciate the collections at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zunfthaus zur Meisen (in Zurich), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, see the interesting displays at Richard Wagner Museum, explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum, and kick back and relax at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel route builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Titlis, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Buchs Aargau

Buchs Aargau ©
Appreciate the collections at Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle and IWC Museum. Stapferhaus Lenzburg and Museum zu Allerheiligen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Buchs Aargau's surroundings by going to Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein) and Naturmuseum Olten (in Olten).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buchs Aargau trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lucerne to Buchs Aargau. In January, daily temperatures in Buchs Aargau can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs Aargau

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Baden, Museum of Witchcraft Switzerland, Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle, Schloss Habsburg
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Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle ©
Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle
Stapferhaus Lenzburg ©
Stapferhaus Lenzburg
Museum zu Allerheiligen ©
Museum zu Allerheiligen

3
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.
Let the collections at Kindermuseum Creaviva and Jean Tinguely Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Detonation (in Bern) and Biel (Omega Museum & Pasquart). There's more to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum and explore the world behind art at Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buchs Aargau to Basel. In January, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Biel, Fondation Beyeler
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Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ski Service or Philippe Pascoet, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse. Visit Maison Tavel and Musée de Montreux for their historical value. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Chemin de fer-musée Blonay-Chamby, Musee de l'Elysee, & more) and Martigny (Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard & Fondation Pierre Gianadda). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, get curious at CERN, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), and stop by Sweetzerland Chocolatier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip app .

Traveling by car from Basel to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Martigny, Musée de Montreux, Ski Service
Highlights from your plan
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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