18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner

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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive
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Hergiswil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 1 day
Drive
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Brissago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Mumbai to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. You'll set off for Hergiswil on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Hergiswil

— 3 nights
Hergiswil is a municipality in the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland.HistoryHergiswil is first mentioned around 1303-09 as ze Hergenswile.GeographyHergiswil has an area, of 14.2km2. Forum of Swiss History Schwyz and Sherlock Holmes Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Aare Gorge and Nufenen Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hergiswil: Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui), Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel) and Victorinox Factory Store (in Ibach). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hergiswil day trip app.

You can drive from Zurich to Hergiswil in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Hergiswil are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Hergiswil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Basel

— 1 day
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 19th (Sat): stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, and finally examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Basel online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hergiswil to Basel takes 1.5 hours. In May in Basel, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brissago.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Brissago

— 2 nights
Brissago is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On the 20th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Parco Commerciale Grancia and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Foroglio.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brissago itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Brissago takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brissago are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brissago

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at Laderach. On your second day here, trek along Gemmi Pass and then step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt tour builder app.

Getting from Brissago to Zermatt by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Fondation de l'Hermitage. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Place de la Palud are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Musee de l'Elysee) and Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe). It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex and take some stellar pictures from Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montreux online vacation planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then get to know the resident critters at Papiliorama. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bern online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall

— 1 night
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Ihr Fabrikat & Meerhaus.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Neuhausen am Rheinfall trip planner.

Drive from Bern to Neuhausen am Rheinfall in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.