19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
St. Gallen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Basel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Dublin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Geneva is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
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 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Walk of Climb, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt tour planner.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald itinerary planning app.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then get great views at Diavolezza. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, then admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and then take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz online trip maker.

You can drive from Grindelwald to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

2
nights
St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Textile Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and finally make a trip to Roter Platz. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Peter & Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, head outdoors with Drei Weieren, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Gallen route builder tool.

You can drive from St. Moritz to St. Gallen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in May, expect St. Gallen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St Mauritius Church, Santis der Berg
Highlights from your plan
Wildpark Peter & Paul ©
Wildpark Peter & Paul
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planning site.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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.
On the 29th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, then don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Basel are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Factory Escape Game, Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
The Factory Escape Game ©
The Factory Escape Game
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel

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