16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Basel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, thensee the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, thentake an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lucerne itinerary planning tool.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Lucerne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Lucerne. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April; daily highs in Lucerne reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at CHEZ Camille Bloch and Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche. Let the collections at Augusta Raurica and Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten capture your imagination. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Horloge a 11 heures (in Solothurn), Fondation Pour le Cheval (in Les Breuleux) and Spas (in Biel). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, see the interesting displays at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, and snap pictures at Mittlere Brucke.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel day trip app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Horloge a 11 heures, Fondation Pour le Cheval, Spas, CHEZ Camille Bloch, Augusta Raurica
Highlights from your plan
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
CHEZ Camille Bloch ©
CHEZ Camille Bloch
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen ©
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, thentrek along North face Trail, thenget outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen day trip planning site.

Getting from Basel to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

North face Trail, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de l'Elysee and Musée de Montreux. Get in touch with nature at Vallee du Gotteron and Marmot's Paradise (Marmottes Paradis). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Parc de l'Independance (in Morges) and Fribourg (Musée d'histoire naturelle, Bern Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, see the interesting displays at Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, and admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux.

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Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fribourg, Lausanne, Parc de l'Independance
Highlights from your plan
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee
Vallee du Gotteron ©
Vallee du Gotteron

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, and then take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Grunsee, and finally hike along 5-Seenweg.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip website.

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
Parasailing & Paragliding
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Air Force Center and Museum Muhlerama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank and Nordamerika Native Museum (NONAM). When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Sammlung Oskar Reinhart in Winterthur, approximately Winterthur away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, and trek along Winterthur Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur, Air Force Center
Highlights from your plan
Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart ©
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal

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