10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Switzerland Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Walking tours

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Lucerne takes 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, things will get much colder in Lucerne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Aare Gorge in Meiringen--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, stroll through Maennlichen, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 28th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and then explore the activities along Stellisee. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Riffelsee, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the views from Gornergrat, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Basel, Switzerland

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Basel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Basel are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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