50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

50 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 6 nights
2
Neuchatel
— 6 nights
3
Zermatt
— 6 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
5
Lucerne
— 6 nights
6
Basel
— 6 nights
7
St. Moritz
— 6 nights
8
Lugano
— 7 nights

6
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier 3000 and Mont Saleve. Kids will enjoy Montreux Lakeside and Queen Studio Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Rochers-de-Naye & Corniche Lavaux Vineyards), Aigle Castle (in Aigle) and La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, walk around Parc Des Bastions, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva tour planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Geneva is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Geneva, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in September, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Swiss Vapeur Parc, La Chapelle Balthus
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Parc Des Bastions ©
Parc Des Bastions
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

6
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches and The Collegiale church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grottes de Vallorbe and Taubenlochschlucht. Get out of town with these interesting Neuchatel side-trips: Yverdon-les-Bains (Maison d'Ailleurs & Place Pestalozzi), Juraparc (in Vallorbe) and Papiliorama (in Kerzers). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, don't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls, and see the interesting displays at International Museum of Watches.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Geneva to Neuchatel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yverdon-les-Bains, Murten, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Vallorbe, Creux du Van
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Etang de la Gruere ©
Etang de la Gruere

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aletsch Arena and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf. Bring the kids along to Mountaineers' Cemetery and Riffelsee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Les Mines De Sel De Bex (in Bex), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Great St. Bernard Pass (in Bourg Saint Pierre). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lavey-les-Bains, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Neuchatel to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Sion, Brig, Aletsch Arena, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf ©
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to Oeschinen Lake and Maennlichen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bachalpsee Lake and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg), Murren (007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). The adventure continues: trek along Grosse Scheidegg, get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Lake Brienz. Kids will enjoy Spreuer Bridge and Furka Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: St. Gallen (Stiftsbibliothek, Kathedrale St.Gallen, &more), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, wander the streets of Stein am Rhein, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Zurich, Murren, Meiringen, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thunersee and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Augusta Raurica and Schloss Thun. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), The Cathedral of Bern, &more) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rheinufer Basel, examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Basel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Thun, Fribourg, Fondation Beyeler, Augusta Raurica
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Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

6
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake St. Moritz and Caumasee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Segantini Museum and Church of San Gian. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Chur (Old Town Chur & Altes Gebau), Davos (Rinerhorn, Parsenn Skigebiet, &more) and Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn (in Flims). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Park Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, get great views at Diavolezza, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz road trip planning website.

You can drive from Basel to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Basel in October, things will get a bit cooler in St. Moritz: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Davos, Pontresina, Poschiavo, Chur, Flims
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

7
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Maria degli Angioli and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina (in Sementina), Locarno (Lido Locarno, Falconeria Locarno, &more) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Generoso, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, head off the coast to Brissago Islands, and contemplate the long history of Castle of Sasso Corbaro.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lugano trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lugano: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Orselina, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Parco San Grato
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 25:
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

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