17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Montreux
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Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Montreux Lakeside. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Place de la Palud). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, explore the historical opulence of Aigle Castle, and do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux online route planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Montreux is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Basel

— 3 nights
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 Basel's Old Town and Fondation Beyeler. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Basel trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uferpromenade Weggis and Juckerhof Erlebnisbauernhof. Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see The Rosengart Collection, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: stop by Niederdorf, head outdoors with Hallenbad City, get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Val Fex, then get great views at Diavolezza, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Park Centre, wander the streets of Schellenursli Village, then explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and finally admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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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.