8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
2
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
3
Davos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
6
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Nantes

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Basel

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, and then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena and then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel attractions planner.

Nantes, France to Basel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nantes in December, things will get a bit cooler in Basel: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Moritz

— 1 night
St.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and then explore and take pictures at Muottas Muragl.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Basel to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Davos

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rinerhorn, hit the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, and then take in the awesome beauty at Jakobshorn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Davos driving holiday website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Davos sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Davos

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake, trek along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Davos to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Sun), tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga and then fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 27th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Montreux travel route builder site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.