50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 6 nights
2
Neuchatel
— 6 nights
3
Zermatt
— 6 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
5
Lucerne
— 6 nights
6
Basel
— 6 nights
7
St. Moritz
— 6 nights
8
Lugano
— 7 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Rochers-de-Naye and Glacier 3000. Kids will enjoy Mont Saleve and Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere), Espace Quai1 (in Vevey) and Aigle Castle (in Aigle). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Maison Tavel, stroll around Parc Des Bastions, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Emosson.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Geneva is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in September, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, La Chapelle Balthus, Espace Quai1, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

6
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ambra Minerals and CHEZ Camille Bloch. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grottes de Vallorbe and International Museum of Watches. Get out of town with these interesting Neuchatel side-trips: Papiliorama (in Kerzers), Yverdon-les-Bains (Maison d'Ailleurs & Place Pestalozzi) and Juraparc (in Vallorbe). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Etang de la Gruere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale church, don't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Geneva to Neuchatel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yverdon-les-Bains, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Murten, Vallorbe, Papiliorama
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Etang de la Gruere ©
Etang de la Gruere

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunnegga and Aletsch Arena. Bring the kids along to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Great St. Bernard Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex), Musee du safran (in Mund) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica, and hike along Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary site.

Getting from Neuchatel to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Brig, Sion, The Bex Salt Mines, Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Musee du safran
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf ©
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Bachalpsee Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oeschinen Lake and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Murren (007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more), Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, and get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Highlights from your plan
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Lake Brienz. Kids will enjoy Jesuitenkirche and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and St. Gallen (Stiftsbibliothek, Kathedrale St.Gallen, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Via Ferrata, step into the grandiose world of Munot, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel, and take a stroll through Stein am Rhein.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, St. Gallen, Murren, Meiringen, Santis der Berg
Highlights from your plan
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thunersee and Schloss Lenzburg. Get a sense of the local culture at Augusta Raurica and Basel's Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Schloss Thun (in Thun), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), The Cathedral of Bern, &more) and Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, make a trip to Rheinufer Basel, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Basel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Thun, Fribourg, Amphitheater von Vindonissa, Schloss Lenzburg
Highlights from your plan
Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

6
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake St. Moritz and Muottas Muragl. Do some cultural sightseeing at Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and National Park Centre. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Flims (Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn & Caumasee), Chur (Old Town Chur & Altes Gebau) and Davos (Rinerhorn, Parsenn Skigebiet, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, examine the collection at Segantini Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz road trip app.

Traveling by car from Basel to St. Moritz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Basel in October: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Davos, Pontresina, Flims, Chur, Poschiavo
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

7
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelgrande and Santa Maria degli Angioli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monte San Salvatore and Monte Generoso. Venture out of the city with trips to Locarno (Lido Locarno, Falconeria Locarno, &more), Orselina (Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso & Cardada) and Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina). There's much more to do: stroll through Olive Trail, step off the mainland to explore Brissago Islands, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and stroll around Parco Civico.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lugano online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in October, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Orselina, Parco San Grato, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello
Highlights from your plan
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

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