9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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Drive to Gaya Airport, Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Basel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
5
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly to Gaya Airport, Drive to Patna

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Geneva

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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then examine the collection at Musee Ariana.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip tool.

Patna, India to Geneva is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Patna to Geneva, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Patna in December, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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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 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally stop by O'Coeur des Reves ....

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montreux online journey planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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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 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Basel planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bellinzona route tool.

You can drive from Basel to Bellinzona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at Haus zum Rech.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bellinzona in January, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.