20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 night
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Lausanne
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Crans-Montana
— 3 nights
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Gstaad
— 1 night
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Vevey
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the top attractions with CERN, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and finally stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva travel planning app.

New Delhi, India to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Geneva hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne attractions planner.

Drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, stroll around Gurten, then revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern route maker site.

You can drive from Lausanne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Basel.
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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 1st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Museum Tinguely, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Town Hall, explore the ancient world of Carolingian Outer Crypt, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then admire the local landmark of Tinguely Fountain, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Basel route planner.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally ponder the design of Europuddle.

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Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip maker tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lucerne are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, then take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crans-Montana.
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Crans-Montana — 3 nights

Crans-Montana is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Room Escape Games (in Sion), Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad (in Leukerbad) and Eglise St Germain (in Saviese). The adventure continues: stroll through Grimentz Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, look for gifts at Avalanche Pro Shop, and trek along Gemmi Pass.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Crans-Montana tour planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Crans-Montana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gstaad.
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Gstaad — 1 night

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Wispile, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg, then hike along Horneggli - Hornberg - Rinderberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile.

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You can drive from Crans-Montana to Gstaad in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vevey.
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Vevey — 2 nights

Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., then examine the collection at Alimentarium, then pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally make a trip to The Fork.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vevey journey builder website.

Drive from Gstaad to Vevey in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 1 night

Capital of Peace

On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Vevey to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to 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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