23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Sechselautenplatz, then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then take in the waterfront at Seebad Utoquai, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and then explore the activities along Seebad Enge.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online route planner.

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. In August, Zurich is a bit cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Basel

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica and then make a trip to Rheinufer Basel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Feldschlosschen and then enjoy the sand and surf at CityBeach Messe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Basel trip planning app.

Drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Basel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Nine Towers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, examine the collection at Tal Museum Engelberg, and then don't miss a visit to Turmli.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Engelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 4 nights
St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piz Bernina and Olympia Bobrun. Step out of St. Moritz to go to Guarda and see Guarda, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planning website.

Drive from Engelberg to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Engelberg in August, expect nights in St. Moritz to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 1 night
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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, then walk around Hohematte Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen, then wander the streets of Alpiglen, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Interlaken online trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Interlaken in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, and finally take a stroll through Matte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Kornhausbrucke, make a trip to Medieval City Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bern online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Charlie Chaplin's Grave, learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Vincent, and finally contemplate the long history of Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux visit planner.

Drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Lausanne

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon and then tee off at Golf Club Vuissens.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lausanne route builder tool.

You can drive from Montreux to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Chapel of the Maccabees. Step out of Geneva to go to Nyon and see Chateau de Nyon, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Vieux-Carouge, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction, and take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geneva visit website.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.