7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Fly
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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg, wander the streets of Old Town, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip tool.

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Zurich at 58°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Basel to Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Queen Studio Experience. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Chateau de Chillon. Venture out of the city with trips to Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Collection de l'Art Brut (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex and relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montreux day trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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