11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Basel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Montreux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Raipur

1
night
Basel

Basel ©
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 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Freie Strasse, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and then examine the collection at Jean Tinguely Museum. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Basel's Old Town, make a trip to Spalen Gate, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planner.

Raipur, India to Basel is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Raipur to Basel is minus 4 hours. May in Basel sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Freie Strasse ©
Freie Strasse
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and finally go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Basel to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Wineries Nature
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

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nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 17th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga and then learn about winemaking at St. Jodern Kellerei.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Shopping Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Jodern Kellerei
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St. Jodern Kellerei ©
St. Jodern Kellerei
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen visit planning tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz journey website .

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to St. Moritz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pontresina
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Engadine ©
Engadine
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Einkaufszentrum Glatt
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Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli
Einkaufszentrum Glatt ©
Einkaufszentrum Glatt
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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