29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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Basel
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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St. Gallen
— 2 nights
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Davos
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Basel

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basel's Old Town and Basel Paper Mill Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, tour or see a show at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Basel trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Basel is an approximately 15.5-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. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Basel to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oeschinen Lake and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, and see the interesting displays at Swiss Brand Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bern trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Niederdorf and Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

St. Gallen

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Kathedrale St.Gallen, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, then take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Weingut Hausammann, engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, and finally look for gifts at Flauderei.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Gallen road trip planning site.

Drive from Lucerne to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Davos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Snowdocdavos, head outdoors with Jacobshorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally hit the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rinerhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche Pfafers, then take a stroll through Old Town Chur, then hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, and finally take in the views from Taminabruecke.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Davos tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Davos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Davos, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
St.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lej Languard, then get great views at Piz Nair, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Moritz tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Davos to St. Moritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally make a splash at Lido Locarno. On your second day here, look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, admire the masterpieces at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, then walk around Parco Ciani, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lugano vacation planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Moritz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
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 Sunnegga and Mountaineers' Cemetery. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Montreux Lakeside and Les Bains de Lavey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Ski Service (in Verbier), HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Sauvabelin Tower, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Montreux travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Museums · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc Des Bastions and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, examine the collection at Musee Ariana, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.