16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  16​h
1
Basel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, contemplate the long history of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally stop by Johann Wanner.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel online vacation builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Basel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Basel: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Maurice Neyroud, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and then examine the collection at House of Basketball.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne journey planning tool .

Drive from Basel to Lausanne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, House of Basketball, Queen Studio Experience, Gruyeres Castle, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
You'll explore and learn at Kindermuseum Creaviva and Schweizerisches . Get some historical perspective at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Kleine Scheidegg. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), SOON Galerie, & more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken travel route website .

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt Luzern and Richard Wagner Museum. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and examine the collection at Schachmuseum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then look for gifts at Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp, then see the interesting displays at Henry Dunant Museum, and finally make a trip to Landsgemeindeplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Appenzell Customs.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Appenzell tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Appenzell in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp, Landsgemeindeplatz, Henry Dunant Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Fraumünster Church are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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