32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Basel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Geneva
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lucerne
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Bellinzona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
St. Moritz
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Let the collections at Augusta Raurica and Fondation Beyeler capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (The Cathedral of Bern & Federal Building (Bundeshaus)), Lac de Neuchatel (in Neuchatel) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, make a trip to Spalen Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel online travel planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Basel is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in July: highs in Basel hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bern, Augusta Raurica, Fondation Beyeler, Ambra Minerals, St. Ursenkathedrale
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

6
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.
Visiting Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Rochers-de-Naye will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Fondation de l'Hermitage and Espace Quai1. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche, Collection de l'Art Brut, & more) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), learn about winemaking at Maurice Neyroud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva travel route planning site .

You can drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, Vieux-Carouge, HR Giger Museum, Espace Quai1
Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting Gorner Gorge and Glacier 3000 will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valere Basilica and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, make a trip to Riffelsee, and pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, The Bex Salt Mines, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Glacier 3000
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from the city and head to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway and Giessbachfälle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Staubbach Waterfall and Oeschinen Lake. Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Landmauer Gamsen in Brig--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Giessbachfälle, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Landmauer Gamsen, Staubbach Waterfall, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Rosengart Collection and Niederdorf. Visiting Aare Gorge and Lake Brienz will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Confiserie Sprungli (in Zurich). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planner .

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Lake Brienz, Aare Gorge, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

3
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle of Sasso Corbaro and Monte Tamaro. Get in touch with nature at Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina and Cauma Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello (in Giornico) and Ponte dei Salti (in Lavertezzo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Indipendenza.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bellinzona trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bellinzona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bellinzona, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponte dei Salti, Cauma Lake, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello, Monte Tamaro, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Highlights from your plan
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

6
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Park Centre and Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town Chur and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Flims (Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn & Caumasee), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Saint Martin's Church Martinskirche (in Chur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Segantini Museum, get great views at Diavolezza, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bellinzona to St. Moritz by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, St. Moritz is slightly colder than Bellinzona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flims, Chur, Pontresina, National Park Centre, Museum Andrea Robbi
Highlights from your plan
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre

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