16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

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Fly
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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

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Titlis and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Zunfthaus zur Meisen & Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, see the interesting displays at Alpineum, get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, and explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lucerne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Lucerne is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, with highs in Lucerne at 4°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Buchs Aargau

Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen and Wildegg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Stapferhaus Lenzburg and IWC Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum zu Allerheiligen (in Schaffhausen) and Naturmuseum Olten (in Olten).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buchs Aargau trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Buchs Aargau in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs Aargau

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Jean Tinguely Museum and Pasquart will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (Kindermuseum Creaviva & Detonation) and Omega Museum (in Biel). There's still lots 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 find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Basel online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Buchs Aargau to Basel takes an hour. In January in Basel, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

5
nights
Geneva

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.
Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient capture your imagination. Maison Tavel and Musée de Montreux will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Musee de l'Elysee & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)), Martigny (Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard & Fondation Pierre Gianadda) and Ski Service (in Verbier). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, get curious at CERN, look for gifts at Philippe Pascoet, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse, and take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online route planner.

You can drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.