4 days in Switzerland Itinerary

4 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
Train to Visp, Bus to Saas-Fee
— 2 nights
— 1 night



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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Basel trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, you will find days in Basel are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Basel

Highlights from your trip


— 2 nights
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. You've now added Ski Zenit to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hit the slopes at Ski Zenit. On the next day, make a trip to Ice Pavilion, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saas-Fee trip planner.

Getting from Basel to Saas-Fee by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trip


— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip maker.

Getting from Saas-Fee to Lucerne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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.