5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  1​h
1
Lucerne
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
2
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Basel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Luzern, take in the waterfront at Nadelwehr, then examine the collection at Richard Wagner Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Hallwyl Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Muri Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Fortress Furigen, contemplate the long history of Festung Vitznau, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Meggenhorn, and finally explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lucerne itinerary planning website .

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Schloss Meggenhorn, Festung Vitznau, Hallwyl Castle, Muri Abbey, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Schloss Meggenhorn ©
Schloss Meggenhorn

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner .

Take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): shop like a local with Freie Strasse, get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, examine the collection at Augusta Raurica, examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then contemplate the long history of Ermitage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Basel sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Basel takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arlesheim, Pantheon Basel, Augusta Raurica
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Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Ermitage ©
Ermitage
Freie Strasse ©
Freie Strasse

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