21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Zurich as well as Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parasailing & Paragliding. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Rigi will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour builder app.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Engelberg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Engelberg in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then stroll through The Eiger.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 24th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take a tour by water with Airtime Paragliding.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen day trip planning website.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thunersee as well as Augstmatthorn. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Augstmatthorn and then explore the activities along Thunersee. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

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Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In December in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Bern

City of Bears

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 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, then shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in December: highs in Bern hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You will leave for Geneva on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

1
night
Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 30th (Thu), travel the rails with Gornergrat and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online trip builder.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll set off for Lugano on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 1st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
St. Moritz

St.
On the 4th (Tue), get great views at Diavolezza and then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Engadine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in January, expect St. Moritz to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.