16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Basel
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Geneva

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Notre Dame Basilica and Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon), Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice) and Place de la Palud (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, don't miss a visit to Banc de la Treille, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, and take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online itinerary planner .

Riga, Latvia to Geneva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Geneva. While traveling from Riga, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Musee Militaire Genevois, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Nest
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Thu), hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Riffelsee, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ursenkathedrale, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Basel takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, St. Ursenkathedrale
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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Maennlichen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uferpromenade Weggis and The Nine Towers. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, don't miss a visit to Town Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Basel to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Uferpromenade Weggis, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Tarasp and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guarda and Chamanna Segantini. Step out of St. Moritz to go to Guarda and see Church of Guarda, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad, see the interesting displays at Mill Weber House, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, and have fun at Olympia Bobrun.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our St. Moritz day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Guarda, Schloss Tarasp, Chamanna Segantini
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The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz ©
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp
Guarda ©
Guarda

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): head outdoors with San Bernardino Pass, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Indipendenza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona attractions planning website .

Getting from St. Moritz to Bellinzona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in November; daily highs in Bellinzona reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Outdoors Historic Sites
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San Bernardino Pass ©
San Bernardino Pass
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©

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