11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
— 1 night
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Basel route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Basel is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Basel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in November, things will get much colder in Basel: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Museums · Neighborhoods
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Collection de l'Art Brut and Chateau de Chillon. Take a break from the city and head to Creux du Van and Plage de Celigny. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and stop by O'Coeur des Reves ....

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.
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Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then shop like a local with Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, don't miss a visit to Ambra Minerals, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Old Town and Hofkirche will appeal to history buffs. Museum Rosengart Collection and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Einkaufszentrum Glatt (in Wallisellen) and Confiserie Sprungli (in Zurich). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip tool.

Getting from Bern to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lucerne are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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