9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
3
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
4
Davos
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Basel
— 2 nights
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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Montreux is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Spas · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. On your second day here, explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
St. Moritz

St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then get great views at Diavolezza, then stroll through Piz Nair, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz visit planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

2
nights
Davos

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parsenn Skigebiet, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rinerhorn, then explore the activities along Lake Davos, and finally head outdoors with Jacobshorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz, wander the streets of Old Town Chur, and then hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Davos road trip app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Davos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Davos are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Davos

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, make a trip to Spalen Gate, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, then make a trip to Muensterplatz, then make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, and finally see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel road trip planner.

You can drive from Davos to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Davos in January; daily highs in Basel reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.