11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Basel
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Port-Choiseul and Lake Geneva. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Bains de Lavey and Queen Studio Experience. Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bains des Paquis, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip maker tool.

Bengaluru, India to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Geneva is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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1
night
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 8th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

1
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Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then glide through the air with Airtime Paragliding.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Bellinzona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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2
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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then stop by Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Lucerne in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lucerne when traveling from Bellinzona in April, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

2
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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 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Basel trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.