50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Neuchatel
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 6 nights
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Basel
— 6 nights
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
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Lugano
— 7 nights
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Geneva

— 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Explore hidden gems such as Maison Tavel and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere), Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Aigle Castle (in Aigle). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Geneva is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Geneva is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in November, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Neuchatel

— 6 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Lac de Neuchatel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Neuchatel and The Collegiale Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Neuchatel: Papiliorama (in Kerzers), Yverdon-les-Bains (Maison d'Ailleurs & Place Pestalozzi) and Vallorbe (Grottes de Vallorbe & Juraparc). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, make a trip to Ramparts Walls, and revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Neuchatel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Les Mines De Sel De Bex and Great St. Bernard Pass. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valere Basilica and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Musee du safran (in Mund), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). There's lots more to do: trek along Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and snap pictures at Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge.

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

You can drive from Neuchatel to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Lauterbrunnen Village and Grosse Scheidegg. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bachalpsee Lake and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Schynige Platte (in Wilderswil), Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Kandersteg (Oeschinen Lake & Gemmi Pass). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, and explore the stunning scenery at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online tour planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Lucerne

— 6 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as The Rosengart Collection and Bourbaki Panorama. Get some cultural insight at Hofkirche and Niederdorf. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, explore the galleries of Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Basel

— 6 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basel's Old Town and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Jean Tinguely Museum and Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Thun (Thunersee & Schloss Thun), Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge) and Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), The Cathedral of Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, don't miss a visit to Spalen Gate, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Basel, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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St. Moritz

— 6 nights
St.
Take a break from the city and head to Muottas Muragl and Engadine. Get some cultural insight at Old Town Chur and Reformierte Kirche San Gian. Venture out of the city with trips to Altes Gebau (in Chur), Flims (Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn & Caumasee) and Davos (Rinerhorn, Parsenn Skigebiet, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Jakobshorn, and explore the world behind art at Segantini Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz day trip site.

Traveling by car from Basel to St. Moritz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Lugano

— 7 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get a sense of the local culture at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and Castelgrande. Take a break from the city and head to Monte Bre and Monte San Salvatore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina), Locarno (Lido Locarno, Falconeria Locarno, &more) and Orselina (Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso & Cardada). The adventure continues: trek along The Olive Grove Trail, step off the mainland to explore Brissago Islands, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in December, you will find days in Lugano are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.