24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Basel
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Explore hidden gems such as Grottes de Vallorbe and Mont Saleve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Maison Tavel.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geneva journey planner .

Dallas, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Geneva. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get little chillier in Geneva: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montreux, Creux du Van, Chateau de Chillon, Grottes de Vallorbe, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Gorner Gorge and The Bex Salt Mines. Get some historical perspective at Valere Basilica and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Chandolin), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, The Bex Salt Mines, Glacier 3000
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Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Aletsch Glacier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Kleine Scheidegg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's much more to do: stroll through Maennlichen, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll get in some beach time at Lido di Lugano and Lido San Domenico. Get in touch with nature at Monte Bre and Monte San Salvatore. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello, Castelli di Bellinzona, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, and walk around Parco Civico.

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Getting from Interlaken to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lugano: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town Chur and Old Town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Ufschotti Park, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Augusta Raurica and Fondation Beyeler will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basel Paper Mill Museum and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Change things up with a short trip to St. Ursenkathedrale in Solothurn (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and contemplate the long history of Basel Minster.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Basel, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, St. Ursenkathedrale, Augusta Raurica
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Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

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