29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Basel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
6
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Visiting Lido di Lugano and Monte Bre will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Montebello and Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona, Castelgrande, & more), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, walk around Parco Civico, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, and hike along Olive Trail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Lugano is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from New Delhi to Lugano, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Lugano at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Old Town Chur and Church of San Gian will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park Centre and Piz Corvatsch. Change things up with a short trip to Val Roseg in Pontresina (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, admire the masterpieces at Museum Andrea Robbi, and explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Moritz online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in October, expect St. Moritz to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Church of San Gian, Museum Andrea Robbi, National Park Centre, Bernina Pass
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Head to Federal Building (Bundeshaus) and Confiserie Sprunglifor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at The Eiger Trail and Maennlichen. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Schloss THUN (in Thun), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne holiday planning site .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, Lucerne is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Schloss THUN, Kleine Scheidegg, Aare Gorge, Confiserie Sprungli
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ambra Minerals and Jean Tinguely Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Augusta Raurica and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: St. Ursenkathedrale (in Solothurn), International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, delve into the distant past at Murus Gallicus - Der Keltenwall, make a trip to Spalen Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Clarakirche.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Lenzburg, Augusta Raurica, St. Ursenkathedrale, International Museum of Watches, Ambra Minerals
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen itinerary maker tool .

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

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Valere Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Tourbillon and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier 3000.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000, The Bex Salt Mines, Oeschinen Lake
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

5
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 Rochers-de-Naye. Popular historic sites such as Maison Tavel and Eglise Russe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Lakeside Promenade Fleuri) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and examine the collection at MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva tour itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, HR Giger Museum, Creux du Van
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HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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