47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 5 nights
2
Lucerne
— 6 nights
3
Lugano
— 5 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
5
Bern
— 6 nights
6
Geneva
— 5 nights
7
Montreux
— 5 nights
8
Zermatt
— 7 nights

5
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.
Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Zurich (Lindenhofplatz, Niederdorf, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, walk around Wenken Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary maker tool.

Seoul, South Korea to Basel is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seoul in August: high temperatures in Basel hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Rhine Falls, Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg, Wenken Park
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich (in Beckenried), Engelberg (Titlis & Engelberg Tandem Paragliding) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Basel to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Engelberg, Furka Pass, Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich, Aare Gorge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Lido Locarno), Chiesa di San Michele (in Palagnedra) and Ascona (Piazza G. Motta & asconautica). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Lucerne in August, Lugano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Locarno, Morcote, Ascona, Monte San Giorgio, Museo Del Caffe
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

6
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, trek along The Eiger, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Schynige Platte, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

6
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Mad Cow, &more) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

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Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Interlaken, Magdalena Hermitage, Lake Brienz, Creux du Van, Thunersee
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

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.
Step out of Geneva to go to Bassins and see Le Sentier Des Toblerones, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and get curious at CERN.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva holiday app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Le Sentier Des Toblerones
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

5
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Les Bisses de Nendaz (in Nendaz), Lausanne (La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more) and Lac d'Emosson (in Salvan). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, test your problem-solving skills at HouseTrap, and pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

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

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Chateau de Chillon, Les Bisses de Nendaz, HouseTrap
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Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

7
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, cruise along Gornergrat, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and tour in style with Glacier Express.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express

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