29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Lugano
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Lugano
— 4 nights
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Popular historic sites such as Castelgrande and Santa Maria degli Angioli are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello, Castelli di Bellinzona, &more), Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Lido di Lugano, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, appreciate the history behind William Tell Statue (Statua di Guglielmo Tell), and look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lugano online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Lugano is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Lugano. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

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St. Moritz

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Get in touch with nature at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muottas Muragl and National Park Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, explore the world behind art at Museum Andrea Robbi, and don't miss a visit to Church of San Gian.

Plan trip to St. Moritz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in October, expect St. Moritz to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

4
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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munot and The Rosengart Collection. Take a break from the city and head to Maennlichen and Aare Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Confiserie Sprungli (in Zurich), Schloss Thun (in Thun) and Federal Building (Bundeshaus) (in Bern). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne itinerary builder.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fondation Beyeler and International Museum of Watches. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basel's Old Town and Schloss Lenzburg. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to St. Ursenkathedrale (in Soleure) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, contemplate the long history of Augusta Raurica, make a trip to Clarakirche, and admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

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Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

Before you visit Lauterbrunnen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lauterbrunnen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Les Mines De Sel De Bex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Sion (Valere Basilica & Chateau de Tourbillon) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery and pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

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You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

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Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Collection de l'Art Brut and Maison Tavel will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Fondation de l'Hermitage. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Queen Studio Experience, Montreux Lakeside, &more), HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, and see the interesting displays at MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.