8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Basel
— 1 day
Drive
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Davos
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Basel — 1 day

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 3rd (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and then ponder the design of Tinguely Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Basel route planner.

London, UK to Basel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Basel. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Davos.
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Davos — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hit the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rinerhorn.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Davos tour planner.

Getting from Basel to Davos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in March, expect Davos to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 2 nights

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Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get great views at Muottas Muragl, examine the collection at Segantini Museum, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Diavolezza. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, then admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and then get great views at Piz Nair.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Davos to St. Moritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zermatt, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zermatt by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 2 nights

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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can 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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