8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour planner

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Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night

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Bellinzona

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Cascate di Santa Petronilla and then don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip builder tool.

Geneva to Bellinzona is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Basel

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon): stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim, then soothe aching muscles at Orachorn Thai Massage & Spa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peterskirche.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel road trip planning site.

Drive from Bellinzona to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then admire the striking features of Rathaus Bern, then ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, and finally ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, and then examine the collection at Klingendes Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern online route planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Lausanne

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Bois-de-Vaux, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Espace des Inventions. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Pins, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine de Chambleau.

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You can drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Geneva

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Domaine Les Perrieres, stop by Molard Souvenirs, then kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Coppet.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva route app.

Getting from Lausanne to Geneva by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

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.