21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  2​h
1
Basel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
drive:  2​h
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 3 nights
End: Zurich

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Verenaschlucht and Taubenlochschlucht. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Etang de la Gruere (in Saignelegier), Jesuitenkirche (in Solothurn) and Spas & Wellness (in Biel). The adventure continues: get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Katharinenkirche, see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, and admire the natural beauty at Merian Garten.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Basel trip planning app .

Zurich to Basel is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Basel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Solothurn, Taubenlochschlucht, St. Katharinenkirche, Etang de la Gruere
Highlights from your plan
Verenaschlucht ©
Verenaschlucht
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel ©
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Merian Garten ©
Merian Garten

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tropiquarium de Servion, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc de l'Independance. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then have fun at Tobogganing Park, and finally make a trip to Rolex Learning Center EPFL.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip planning app .

Drive from Basel to Lausanne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tobogganing Park, Grottes de Vallorbe, Parc de l'Independance, Tropiquarium de Servion
Highlights from your plan
Tropiquarium de Servion ©
Tropiquarium de Servion
Tobogganing Park ©
Tobogganing Park
Parc de l'Independance ©
Parc de l'Independance

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sentier des Planetes and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Grande Dixence (in Sion) and Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz). There's more to do: go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse and explore the activities along Riffelsee.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grande Dixence, Premier Alpine Centre SA, Chemin des Planetes
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Papiliorama and Maennlichen. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Top of Europe and Thunersee. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohematte Park, and get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In April in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Papiliorama, Thunersee, Staubbach Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama
Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza G. Motta and Isole di Brissago. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina), Cauma Lake (in Flims) and Sasso Corbaro Castle (in Bellinzona). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parco San Grato, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lugano when traveling from Interlaken in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Isole di Brissago, Parco San Grato, Piazza G. Motta, Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Highlights from your plan
Isole di Brissago ©
Isole di Brissago
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Albula Pass and Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Marmites des geants (in Poschiavo) and National Park Centre Zernez (in Zernez). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Val Fex, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, and examine the collection at Nietzsche-Haus.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz attractions planner.

Getting from Lugano to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in April: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sils im Engadin, Albula Pass, Lake Silvaplana, National Park Centre, Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch
Highlights from your plan
Val Fex ©
Val Fex
Lake Silvaplana ©
Lake Silvaplana
Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch ©
Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Swiss Science Center Technorama and Natur- und Tierpark Goldau. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbey Library and Lindenhofplatz. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge, The Nine Towers, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Limmat, stop by Confiserie Sprungli, and get your game on at Virtual Reality Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning website .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Zurich is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Stiftsbibliothek, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Limmat ©
Limmat

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