8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 2 nights
Fly

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Geneva

— 1 night

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 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, then examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then take an in-depth tour of Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip builder app.

Barcelona, Spain to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get little chillier in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montreux trip site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel and then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Basel sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.