23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
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Lugano
— 3 nights
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 4 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Geneve and Place Bourg du Four. On the 28th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Lucknow, India to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lucknow to Geneva, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lucknow in May, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montreux Lakeside and Rochers-de-Naye. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Basel.
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Basel — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Cathedral of Bern and Fondation Beyeler. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Thun (Vieille Ville de Thoune & Thunersee) and Bern (Rathaus Bern & Federal Building (Bundeshaus)). There's still lots to do: stop by Basel's Old Town, admire the local landmark of Tinguely Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Basel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Basel to Lauterbrunnen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 3 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Ciani and Castello di Montebello. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castelgrande). There's much more to do: get great views at Monte San Salvatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, and see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lugano road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Lugano sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pontresina.
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Pontresina — 2 nights

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. On the 10th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then examine the collection at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Poschiavo, take in the dramatic natural features at Berninapass, and then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pontresina online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Pontresina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in June, expect Pontresina to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jesuitenkirche and Stiftsbibliothek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Kathedrale St.Gallen (in St. Gallen), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and First Cliff Walk by Tissot (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, make a trip to The Nine Towers, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pontresina to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pontresina in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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