16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Neuchatel
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Basel
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Zermatt
— 2 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + taxi + train:  15​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uferpromenade Weggis and Hofkirche. For shopping fun, head to Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg or Confiserie Sprungli. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Lac de Claus (in Sedrun), Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls) and Niederdorf (in Zurich). It doesn't end there: make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Lucerne is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Lucerne to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Meiringen, Zurich, Lac de Claus, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

2
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. On the 6th (Sun), head outdoors with Heididorf, then admire the masterpieces at Forum Wurth Chur, then contemplate the long history of Old Town Chur, and finally stop by AlpenHirt.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Chur online trip maker .

Getting from Lucerne to Chur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

AlpenHirt, Heididorf
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Heididorf ©
Heididorf
Forum Wurth Chur ©
Forum Wurth Chur

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli and then kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Chur to Bellinzona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Lugano, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Grindelwald takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Papiliorama, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Jeunes Rives, stop by Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, and then take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Neuchatel online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Neuchatel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Basel.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Papiliorama
Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Federal Building (Bundeshaus) ©
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives

2
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.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Neu-Falkenstein Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Basel trip planner .

Traveling by train from Neuchatel to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, Neu-Falkenstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then look for gifts at Laderach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, look for gifts at Metzgerei Bayard, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Basel to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society

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