6 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland & Liechtenstein Itinerary

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Fly
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Basel, Switzerland
Drive
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland

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.
For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Basel day trip app.

Glasgow, UK to Basel is an approximately 5.5-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 Glasgow in September, expect nights in Basel to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. You'll set off for Vaduz on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, then learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein, then examine the collection at Postal Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vaduz sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Vaduz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vaduz to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Chur, Switzerland

— 1 night
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Caumasee, partake in some friendly competition at The Magic Portal - Operation Mindfall, and then get a new perspective on nature at Bundner Naturmuseum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chur tour planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Chur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Nature · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, explore the activities along Stellisee, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On your second day here, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chur to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.