24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lugano
— 2 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
3
Lucerne
— 3 nights
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
6
Montreux
— 2 nights
7
Neuchatel
— 3 nights
8
Basel
— 4 nights

2
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 Monte San Salvatore and Brissago Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno), Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina) and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

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Atlanta, USA to Lugano is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Lugano. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Lugano to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Falconeria Locarno, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Brissago Islands, Monte Tamaro, Castelgrande
Highlights from your plan
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake St. Moritz and Caumasee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Lake Davos (in Davos), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Val Roseg (in Pontresina). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Muottas Muragl, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in June, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Lake Davos, Old Town Chur, Church of San Gian, Bernina Pass
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limmat and The Eiger. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Trift Bridge (in Gadmen), Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls) and Brienz (Lake Brienz & Giessbachfälle). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip builder website.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in June; daily highs in Lucerne reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Zurich, Meiringen, Brienz, Trift Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, thenappreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, thenstroll through Via Ferrata, thentake in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Murren, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oeschinen Lake and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Happyland (in Granges) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and head outdoors with Great St. Bernard Pass.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip builder site.

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kandersteg, Happyland, Great St. Bernard Pass, Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf
Highlights from your plan
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf ©
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, explore the fascinating underground world of The Bex Salt Mines, thenglide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and finally find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, thenadmire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lausanne, The Bex Salt Mines, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
The Bex Salt Mines ©
The Bex Salt Mines

3
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lac de Neuchatel and Etang de la Gruere. Get out of town with these interesting Neuchatel side-trips: Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson (in Grandson), Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe) and Papiliorama (in Kerzers). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, contemplate the long history of The Collegiale church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, and don't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Neuchatel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson, Taubenlochschlucht, Medieval City Walls, Creux du Van
Highlights from your plan
Lac de Neuchatel
Lac de Neuchatel
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thunersee and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Schloss Thun (in Thun), St. Gallen (Kathedrale St.Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, &more) and Adelboden (in Adelboden). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, don't miss a visit to Spalen Gate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten der Universitat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Basel trip planner.

Take a train from Neuchatel to Basel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, St. Gallen, Thun, Fondation Beyeler, Adelboden
Highlights from your plan
Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun

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