20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Venice
bus:  10​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Davos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
St. Gallen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
9
Basel
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
10
Bern
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Venice

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.
You've added Chateau de Chillon, Parc de Mon Repos, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva day trip website .

Venice, Italy to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Geneva reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Parc La Grange ©
Parc La Grange
Free Walk Geneva ©
Free Walk Geneva

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riffelsee, The Matterhorn, Lac Bleu, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Les Gorges du Durnand, tour in harmony with nature at Lac Souterrain de St-Leonard, then explore the activities along Lac Bleu, and finally go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker website .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lac Souterrain de St-Leonard, Lac Bleu, Les Gorges du Durnand
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch, The Eiger, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and finally stroll through The Eiger. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken road trip planning site .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Lugano, Verzasca Dam, Monte San Salvatore, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bellinzona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Interlaken to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, Bellinzona is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lugano, Lungolago Di Ascona, Verzasca Dam
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Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Davos

Davos ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Lake Cresta and Diavolezza. Step off the beaten path and head to Wintersportmuseum and BierVision Monstein AG.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Davos trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Davos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bellinzona in October: high temperatures in Davos hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Cresta, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Diavolezza
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Lake Cresta ©
Lake Cresta
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

1
night
St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Constance (Bodensee) as well as Maestrani's Chocolarium. On the 31st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Kathedrale St.Gallen and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Gallen driving holiday website .

You can drive from Davos to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Davos in October since evenings lows in St. Gallen dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Constance (Bodensee), Maestrani's Chocolarium
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Lake Constance (Bodensee) ©
Lake Constance (Bodensee)
Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen
Stiftsbibliothek ©
Stiftsbibliothek

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added FIFA World Football Museum, Lindenhofplatz, Bahnhofstrasse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Rhine Falls, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then stroll around Lindenhofplatz, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town, then see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route site .

You can drive from St. Gallen to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Chapel Bridge and Altstadt Luzern. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

1
day
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've now added Spalen Gate to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, then take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Spalen Gate.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Basel online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Spalen Gate ©
Spalen Gate
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Federal Building (Bundeshaus) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and finally shop like a local with Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bern tour planning app .

Traveling by train from Basel to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Gurten ©
Gurten
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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