47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Basel
— 5 nights
2
Lucerne
— 7 nights
3
Lugano
— 5 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
5
Bern
— 6 nights
6
Zermatt
— 6 nights
7
Montreux
— 6 nights
8
Geneva
— 6 nights

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Basel side-trips: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop, &more), Winterthur (Villa Flora Winterthur & Stadthaus Winterthur) and Sackelamtshusli (in Schaffhausen). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls and take in panoramic vistas at Turm in Regensberg.

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

Bengaluru, India to Basel is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Basel is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Basel at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Winterthur, Turm in Regensberg, Rhine Falls, Sackelamtshusli
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

7
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Engelberg (Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei & Titlis). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Engelberg, Emmen Center, Hammetschwand Lift, Aare Gorge, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Michele (in Palagnedra), Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and The Froda Waterfall (in Sonogno). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take a stroll through Santa Petronilla, take in the views from Ponte dei Salti, and make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lugano route builder website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lugano, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Morcote, Tamborini Vini, Ponte dei Salti, Campanile di Intragna, asconautica
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

5
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 Grindelwald with an excursion to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take a tour by water with Airtime Paragliding, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online road trip planner.

Drive from Lugano to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

6
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Bachmann's Alphorn Macherei (in Eggiwil) and Interlaken (Interlaken Walking Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bozingenberg, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bern travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Gedeckte Holzbrucke, Lake Brienz, Bachmann's Alphorn Macherei
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Niouc to see Bungy Niouc about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Gornergrat, contemplate the waterfront views at Grunsee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bungy Niouc
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

6
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Trapgame (in Charrat). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, see human ingenuity at work at Grande Dixence, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Montreux journey planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Cascade de la Pissevache, Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, Chateau De Glerolles
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Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Prangins Castle (in Prangins) and Chateau de Rolle (in Rolle). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Prangins Castle, Chateau de Rolle
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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