18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Locarno
— 4 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Seebad Eich and Klingnauer Stausee. We've included these beaches for you: Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein), Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more) and Basel (Zoo Basel & CityBeach Messe). And it doesn't end there: stop by Maurice de Mauriac, get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech, examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and contemplate the long history of Zunfthaus zur Meisen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online vacation builder.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Take a break from the city and head to Adelboden and Marmot's Paradise. Thun-Panorama and Musée de Montreux are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental), La Maison de la Riviere (in Tolochenaz) and Le Chateau de Morges Et Ses Musees (in Morges). There's more to do: get great views at Ovronnaz Ski and Snow and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges du Trient.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montreux day trip website.

You can drive from Zurich to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Patek Philippe Museum and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, browse the exhibits of Maison Tavel, admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and look for gifts at Auer Chocolatier.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Locarno

— 4 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Artrust SA and Visconteo Castle. Visiting Lido San Domenico and Monte Tamaro will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Locarno: Lac de Claus (in Sedrun), Lugano (Lido di Lugano, The Olive Grove Trail, &more) and Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Locarno day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Locarno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.