8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  12 h
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Basel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Amritsar

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planner.

Amritsar, India to Zurich is an approximately 13- hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amritsar, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Munot, The Rosengart Collection
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 11th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally take an in-depth tour of Castello di Montebello.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bellinzona planning site.

Drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Zurich in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bellinzona: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

1
night
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 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Basel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, and then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne holiday website.

You can drive from Basel to Lausanne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Queen Studio Experience, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, HR Giger Museum
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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