29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lugano
— 4 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
3
Lucerne
— 4 nights
4
Basel
— 4 nights
5
Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
6
Zermatt
— 4 nights
7
Geneva
— 5 nights

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Popular historic sites such as Castelgrande and Castle of Sasso Corbaro are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Olive Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello & Castelli di Bellinzona), Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, get great views at Monte Bre, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, and appreciate the history behind William Tell Statue (Statua di Guglielmo Tell).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lugano online day trip 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. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. 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

Side Trips

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

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get in touch with nature at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Corvatsch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bernina Pass and Morteratsch Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: Val Roseg (in Pontresina), National Park Centre (in Zernez) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). There's still lots to do: get great views at Muottas Muragl, admire the masterpieces at Museum Andrea Robbi, make a trip to Church of San Gian, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in October: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Museum Andrea Robbi, Church of San Gian, National Park Centre, Old Town Chur
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munot and Schloss Thun. 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) and Federal Building (Bundeshaus) (in Bern). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis and admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Aare Gorge, Munot, Kleine Scheidegg, Schloss Thun
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Munot ©
Munot

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fondation Beyeler and Jean Tinguely Museum. 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), International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, steep yourself in history at Murus Gallicus - Der Keltenwall, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Clarakirche.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Basel online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen

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 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.
Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Les Mines De Sel De Bex and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Sion (Valere Basilica & Chateau de Tourbillon), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) 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.

Planning Zermatt trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Oeschinen Lake, Les Mines De Sel De Bex
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Les Mines De Sel De Bex ©
Les Mines De Sel De Bex
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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.
Collection de l'Art Brut and Fondation de l'Hermitage will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison Tavel and Queen Studio Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and Place de la Palud (in Lausanne). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish 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, Creux du Van, Mont Saleve, HR Giger Museum
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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