7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Basel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Ski Service and Maison Tavel. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Eglise Russe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny), Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Collection de l'Art Brut (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geneva day trip planning app .

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Geneva is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Geneva, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Queen Studio Experience, Ski Service, Collection de l'Art Brut, Chateau de Chillon
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich tour planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Basel tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

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