16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Basel
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Vevey
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
5
Montreux
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
7
Locarno
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
8
Ascona
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
9
Locarno
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
10
Bellinzona
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
11
Locarno
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
13
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Hong Kong

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Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, expect nights in Zurich to be colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. You'll set off for Basel on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel, thendon't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, and finally make a trip to Basel Main Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, thendon't miss a visit to Rathaus, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, Fondation Beyeler
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Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Vevey

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Nest, don't miss a visit to Nestle Headquarters (Palais Nestle), have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Mont Pelerin TV Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vevey online trip itinerary planner.

Vevey is just a short distance from Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Mont Pelerin TV Tower
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Charlie Chaplin Statue ©
Charlie Chaplin Statue
Mont Pelerin TV Tower ©
Mont Pelerin TV Tower

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Montreux

Montreux ©
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux trip planner.

Montreux is just a short distance from Vevey. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Casinos Fun & Games
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Casino de Montreux ©
Casino de Montreux

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Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, learn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bern travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Bern

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Locarno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Locarno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bern in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Locarno, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ascona.

Things to do in Locarno

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

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Ascona

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. On the 4th (Sat), putt your heart out at Minigolf Ascona, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, and finally make a trip to Piazza G. Motta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ascona trip app.

Ascona is just a short distance from Locarno. In August, daily temperatures in Ascona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Ascona

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Minigolf Ascona ©
Minigolf Ascona
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Lungolago Di Ascona ©
Lungolago Di Ascona

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night
Locarno

Locarno
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno visit planner.

Locarno is just a stone's throw from Ascona. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bellinzona day trip site.

Bellinzona is just a short distance from Locarno. In August, daytime highs in Bellinzona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Monte Tamaro
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

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night
Locarno

Locarno ©
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno online itinerary planner.

Locarno is very close to Bellinzona. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks
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Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Locarno in August, with highs in Lucerne at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Zurich

Zurich ©
On the 8th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, visit Old Town, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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