17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Patek Philippe Museum and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Montreux Lakeside) and Lausanne (Spas & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday builder site.

Hyderabad, India to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Geneva is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in November, with highs in Geneva at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit Gruyeres Castle and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) for their historical value. Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOONfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Hightide Kayak School (in Boenigen) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). And it doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Manor Basel, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Basel, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, then stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Fortress Furigen, then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, and then examine the collection at Ital Reding Estate.

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You can drive from Basel to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

5
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY, and look for gifts at CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.