8 days in Switzerland & Waldshut-Tiengen Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Waldshut-Tiengen Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Saignelegier, Switzerland
— 1 night
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La Brevine, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Waldshut-Tiengen.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany — 2 nights

Waldshut-Tiengen is a city in southwestern Baden-Württemberg right at the Swiss border. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Feldberg, take in the dramatic scenery at Todtnau Waterfalls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seilbahn Belchen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Todtmoos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Liebfrauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bergwerk Finstergrund, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Blasien, and then hike along Kirchen- und Kappellenweg.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Waldshut-Tiengen online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zurich to Waldshut-Tiengen by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Basel.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland — 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Town Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Waldshut-Tiengen to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saignelegier.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Saignelegier, Switzerland — 1 night

Saignelégier is a municipality in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres and then stop by Fromages Spielhofer.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saignelegier journey planner.

You can drive from Basel to Saignelegier in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Basel in February, expect Saignelegier to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to La Brevine.
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Wildlife · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

La Brevine, Switzerland — 1 night

La Brévine is a municipality in the district of Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Distillery d'Absinthe Artemisia-Bugnon, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Absintherie du Pere Francois, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Absinthe La Valote Martin.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Brevine tour planner.

Drive from Saignelegier to La Brevine in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
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