18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Lucerne
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Basel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore and learn at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Collection de l'Art Brut. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Queen Studio Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Mezieres Wallpaper Museum (in Mezieres). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mezieres Wallpaper Museum, Queen Studio Experience, Collection de l'Art Brut, HR Giger Museum, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Tourbillon and Intercontinental Church Society are in your itinerary. Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to The Bex Salt Mines in Bex, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chateau de Tourbillon, The Bex Salt Mines
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 14th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese, make a trip to Piazza Indipendenza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona road trip app .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Bellinzona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Rosengart Collection and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Step off the beaten path and head to Munot and Hofkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil) and Old Town (in Zurich). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planner .

Take a train from Bellinzona to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Glasi Hergiswil, Munot, Old Town, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Munot ©
Munot
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Basel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Mariastein, then steep yourself in history at Ermitage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Basel trip builder .

Getting from Lucerne to Basel by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Basel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toSt. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Arlesheim, Kloster Mariastein
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Offene Kirche Elisabethen ©
Offene Kirche Elisabethen
Ermitage ©
Ermitage

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
National Park Centre and Guarda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Nietzsche-Haus and Berry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, get outside with Lake Sils, and steep yourself in history at The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

Start your trip to St. Moritz by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Basel to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, St. Moritz is little chillier than Basel - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sils im Engadin, National Park Centre, Guarda
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National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Guarda ©
Guarda

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