42 days in Wayanad District, New Delhi & Switzerland Itinerary

42 days in Wayanad District, New Delhi & Switzerland Itinerary

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42 days in Wayanad District, New Delhi & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Kalpetta, India
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 8 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

4
nights
Kalpetta, India

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. Popular historic sites such as Assumption Forane Church and Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and Head underground at Edakkal Caves.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta trip planner .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves

4
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Akshardham. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to New Delhi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kalpetta in November, you will find days in New Delhi are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

5
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fossil Museum of the Monte San Giorgio and Museo Vincenzo Vela. Monte San Giorgio and Castelgrande will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia), Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello & Castelli di Bellinzona) and Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello (in Tremona). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Lugano, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, see the interesting displays at Museo della civilta contadina - Stabio, and look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lugano day trip website .

Getting from New Delhi to Lugano by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect nights in Lugano to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Morbio Inferiore, Museo Della Civilta Contadina, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Fox Town Factory Stores
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürichfor some retail therapy. Visiting Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Altstadt Luzern, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zurich using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lugano to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Lugano, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

6
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Get in touch with nature at Lac de Claus and Maennlichen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen), Wengen (Alpia Sport + Mode, Swiss Made Shop Wengen, & more) and Axalp (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Aletsch Glacier, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

8
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Metzgerei Bayard and Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt. Your inner history buff will appreciate Intercontinental Church Society and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Lenk im Simmental (Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Skigebiet Metsch, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, hike along 5-Seenweg, don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hutte.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip builder .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Ski Service (in Verbier) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip builder website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Ski Service
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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