14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
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Basel
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Broken Chair Sculpture, then take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally walk around Parc Des Bastions.

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Chennai, India to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Geneva. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Montreux

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut and then soothe aching muscles at Les Bains de Lavey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Spas · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga and then hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

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You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors
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St. Moritz

— 1 night
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On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, admire all the interesting features of Piz Nair, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In December, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Basel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally visit Basel's Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, make a trip to Muensterplatz, then make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, and finally examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

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Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Basel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kathedrale St.Gallen and Niederdorf. Change things up with a short trip to Stiftsbibliothek in St. Gallen (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

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You can drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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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.