50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Neuchatel
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 6 nights
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Basel
— 6 nights
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
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Lugano
— 7 nights
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Geneva

— 6 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Maison Tavel. Explore hidden gems such as Collection de l'Art Brut and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Aigle Castle (in Aigle), Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Geneva is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Geneva is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in November, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

Neuchatel

— 6 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Taubenlochschlucht. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Neuchatel and Ambra Minerals. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Neuchatel: Papiliorama (in Kerzers), Yverdon-les-Bains (Maison d'Ailleurs & Place Pestalozzi) and Vallorbe (Grottes de Vallorbe & Juraparc). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, contemplate the long history of The Collegiale Church, and make a trip to Ramparts Walls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Neuchatel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Les Mines De Sel De Bex and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valere Basilica and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Great St. Bernard Pass (in Bourg-Saint-Pierre), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Musee du safran (in Mund). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, and snap pictures at Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Lauterbrunnen Village and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bachalpsee Lake and Grosse Scheidegg. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Schynige Platte (in Wilderswil), Kandersteg (Oeschinen Lake & Gemmi Pass) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, and hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online trip maker.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Lucerne

— 6 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as The Rosengart Collection and Bourbaki Panorama. Get some cultural insight at Hofkirche and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Venture out of the city with trips to Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz), St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

Basel

— 6 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basel's Old Town and Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. Jean Tinguely Museum and The Cathedral of Bern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, &more), Thun (Thunersee & Schloss Thun) and Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, and explore the ancient world of Augusta Raurica.

Start your trip to Basel by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Basel, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

St. Moritz

— 6 nights
St.
Take a break from the city and head to Muottas Muragl and Piz Nair. Get some cultural insight at Old Town Chur and Segantini Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Flims (Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn & Caumasee), Davos (Rinerhorn, Parsenn Skigebiet, &more) and Altes Gebau (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Jakobshorn, and examine the collection at National Park Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz day trip site.

Traveling by car from Basel to St. Moritz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Lugano

— 7 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get a sense of the local culture at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and Santa Maria degli Angioli. Take a break from the city and head to Monte Bre and Brissago Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Orselina (Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso & Cardada), Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina) and Locarno (Lido Locarno, Falconeria Locarno, &more). The adventure continues: hike along The Olive Grove Trail, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, stroll around Parco San Grato, and snap pictures at Le Pont "Ponte dei salti".

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano tour planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from St. Moritz in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.