39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Lugano
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
5
Geneva
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Neuchatel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Lucerne
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monte San Salvatore and Parco Civico. Step out of the city life by going to Monte Bre and Parco delle Gole della Breggia. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina), Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castelgrande) and Locarno (Verzasca Dam & Falconeria Locarno). The adventure continues: tour or see a game at Lido di Lugano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and admire the striking features of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Lugano is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Lugano. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Lugano reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Parco delle Gole della Breggia, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Monte Tamaro
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Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piz Nair and Lake St. Moritz. Step out of the city life by going to Piz Corvatsch and Val Roseg. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Caumasee (in Flims). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, get great views at Diavolezza, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, and examine the collection at Segantini Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz road trip site .

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 May, expect St. Moritz to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass, Caumasee, Old Town Chur
Highlights from your plan
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and The Eiger Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, stop by Vogts Corner, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Grindelwald by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Sunnegga. Visiting The Matterhorn and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Riederalp (in Riederalp), The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt holiday app .

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Riederalp, The Bex Salt Mines, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Riederalp ©
Riederalp
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mont Saleve and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier 3000 and Rochers-de-Naye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux), Eglise du Cloitre (in Aigle) and Ski Service (in Verbier). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and examine the collection at HR Giger Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, Ski Service, Eglise du Cloitre, Glacier 3000
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Ski Service ©
Ski Service

5
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Shop till you drop at Ambra Minerals and Galerie de la Tour de Diesse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Creux du Van and Gurten. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Neuchatel: Bern (Federal Building (Bundeshaus), Matte, & more), Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental) and Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lac de Neuchatel and identify plant and animal life at Gorges de l'Areuse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Neuchatel online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Ambra Minerals, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Grottes de Vallorbe, Gorges de l'Areuse
Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals

9
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Aare Gorge and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprunglifor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel), Zurich (Old Town, Grossmunster, & more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Speed Boats Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), take in the awesome beauty at Stoos Stanseilbahn, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip tool .

Traveling by car from Neuchatel to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Interlaken, Aare Gorge, Astrid-Kapelle, Historisches Museum Baden
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Parasailing & Paragliding

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