23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Basel
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
9
Lausanne
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
10
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Sechselautenplatz, then take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then take a leisurely stroll along Seebad Utoquai, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Enge.

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Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Zurich. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Flussbad Oberer Letten ©
Flussbad Oberer Letten
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Botanischer Garten ©
Botanischer Garten

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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Augusta Raurica and then don't miss a visit to Rheinufer Basel. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Feldschlosschen and then kick back and relax at CityBeach Messe.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Basel driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brauerei Feldschlosschen, Augusta Raurica
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Brauerei Feldschlosschen ©
Brauerei Feldschlosschen
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to The Nine Towers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Seebad Eich
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, then examine the collection at Tal Museum Engelberg, and then don't miss a visit to Turmli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg online attractions planner .

Take a train from Lucerne to Engelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln, Turmli
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Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
Seilpark Engelberg ©
Seilpark Engelberg
Tal Museum Engelberg ©
Tal Museum Engelberg

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guarda and Spas. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina, get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum, go for a walk through Schellen Ursli Path, and explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Engelberg to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Engelberg in August: highs in St. Moritz hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Lake Silvaplana, Guarda
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Piz Bernina ©
Piz Bernina
Guarda ©
Guarda
Spas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, walk around Hohematte Park, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken. Keep things going the next day: stop by Swiss Made Shop Wengen, then take a stroll through Alpiglen, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken holiday tool .

Getting from St. Moritz to Interlaken by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in August, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alpiglen, Swiss Made Shop Wengen
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Speed Boats Tours
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

2
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, and finally take a stroll through Matte. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Kornhausbrucke, then make a trip to Medieval City Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip maker site .

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Vieille Ville de Thoune, St. Ursenkathedrale, Medieval City Walls
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Spas
Matte ©
Matte
Medieval City Walls ©
Medieval City Walls

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Charlie Chaplin's Grave, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'Eglise St Vincent, and finally steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Charlie Chaplin's Grave
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Eglise St Vincent ©
Eglise St Vincent
Charlie Chaplin's Grave ©
Charlie Chaplin's Grave

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon and then tee off at Golf Club Vuissens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lausanne sightseeing planning tool .

Lausanne is very close to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Golf Club Vuissens
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Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
Golf Club Vuissens ©
Golf Club Vuissens
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon

2
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 Vieux-Carouge and Musee Ariana. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Nyon in Nyon (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction, make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip maker .

Take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Nyon, Vieux-Carouge
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Food Tours
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

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