31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 4 nights
2
Bern
— 4 nights
3
Geneva
— 4 nights
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
5
Zermatt
— 4 nights
6
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
7
Lucerne
— 6 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basel Minster and Augusta Raurica. Basel Paper Mill Museum and Jean Tinguely Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau), Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Linner Linde (in Boezberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Lac Vert d'Undervelier, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, look for all kinds of wild species at Etangs de Bonfol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gorges du Pichoux.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Basel online attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Basel is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Basel, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect nights in Basel to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Undervelier, Klingnauer Stausee, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Linner Linde, Etangs de Bonfol
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Klingnauer Stausee ©
Klingnauer Stausee
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
The Cathedral of Bern and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Neuchatel (Jeunes Rives & Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the activities along Aare River, and see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum.

Before you visit Bern, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Creux du Van
Highlights from your plan
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and stroll through Bains des Paquis.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online visit planner.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Maurice Neyroud. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montreux route planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Les Mines De Sel De Bex, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Glacier 3000
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and 5-Seenweg. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Stockalper Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Schloss Leuk (in Leuk) and Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stockalper Palace, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Schloss Leuk, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Schloss Leuk ©
Schloss Leuk

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get in touch with nature at Maennlichen and The Eiger. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald route planning site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Pilatus Luzern. Appreciate the collections at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Andermatt (Talmuseum Ursern & Teufelsbrucke) and Festung Vitznau (in Vitznau). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, examine the collection at Fortress Furigen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and get engrossed in the history at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Andermatt, Fortress Furigen, Seebad Eich, Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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