18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h
1
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Lugano
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and then take in the views from Hangebrucke. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then look for gifts at Laderach, and then snap pictures at Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt holiday maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Zermatt is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
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Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge ©
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, examine the collection at Chateau de Penthes, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, and finally make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva visit planning website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Nyon
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Food Tours
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

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 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at La Suisse Steam paddle boat., Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, make a trip to Rolex Learning Center EPFL, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne journey app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Grottes de Vallorbe, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 28th (Mon), trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, then head outdoors with Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and finally look for gifts at Central Sport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

You can drive from Lausanne to Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Murren, The Eiger, Central Sport, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spreuer Bridge and The Rosengart Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Titlis Bridge (in Engelberg) and Seilpark Rigi (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). There's lots more to do: get great views at The Nine Towers, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Titlis Cliff Walk, Seilpark Rigi, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, admire the verdant scenery at Val Fex, and then see the interesting displays at Nietzsche-Haus. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Poschiavo, then explore and take pictures at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch, and then don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sils im Engadin, Lago di Poschiavo, Lake Silvaplana, Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch
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Lake Silvaplana ©
Lake Silvaplana
Lago di Poschiavo ©
Lago di Poschiavo
Val Fex ©
Val Fex

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Piazza G. Motta. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina), Bellinzona (Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona & Sasso Corbaro Castle) and Isole di Brissago (in Brissago). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lago Ritom, stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, contemplate the waterfront views at Cauma Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Parco San Grato.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in November, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Lago Ritom, Isole di Brissago, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Piazza G. Motta
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Isole di Brissago ©
Isole di Brissago
Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato

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