16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 3 nights
2
Buchs Aargau
— 3 nights
3
Basel
— 3 nights
4
Geneva
— 5 nights

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and The Rosengart Collection. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Titlis. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz) and Zurich (Zunfthaus zur Meisen & Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, see the interesting displays at Alpineum, get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, and explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lucerne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Lucerne is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, with highs in Lucerne at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Buchs Aargau

Buchs Aargau ©
Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen and Wildegg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Stapferhaus Lenzburg and Schloss Habsburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Schaffhausen (Museum zu Allerheiligen & IWC Museum) and Naturmuseum Olten (in Olten).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Buchs Aargau tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lucerne to Buchs Aargau in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs Aargau

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Baden, Stapferhaus Lenzburg, Museum of Witchcraft Switzerland, Schloss Habsburg
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Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle
Stapferhaus Lenzburg ©
Stapferhaus Lenzburg
Museum zu Allerheiligen ©
Museum zu Allerheiligen

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nights
Basel

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.
Get some cultural insight at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Jean Tinguely Museum. Basel Paper Mill Museum and Kindermuseum Creaviva will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Biel (Omega Museum & Pasquart) and Bern (Detonation & Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler and examine the collection at HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buchs Aargau to Basel in an hour. In January in Basel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Biel, Fondation Beyeler
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Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

5
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient capture your imagination. Maison Tavel and Musée de Montreux will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Martigny (Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard & Fondation Pierre Gianadda), Ski Service (in Verbier) and Lausanne (Musee de l'Elysee & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, get curious at CERN, look for gifts at Philippe Pascoet, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse, and take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online route planner.

You can drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Martigny, Lausanne, Musée de Montreux, Ski Service
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Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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