22 days in New Delhi & Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in New Delhi & Switzerland Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Davos, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kandersteg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India

— 4 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like JustWravel and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 20th (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, admire the striking features of ISKCON Temple Delhi, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niederdorf and Lindenhofplatz. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Hofkirche). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Zurich in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Davos, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then explore the activities along Lake Davos, and finally head outdoors with Jacobshorn. On your second day here, boost your wellbeing at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz, take a stroll through Old Town Chur, and then hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Davos online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Davos, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, then admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Mineralbad & Spa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz road trip planning website.

Drive from Davos to St. Moritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and The Matterhorn. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Simplon Pass and Mountaineers' Cemetery. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zermatt by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Classes · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Montreux, Switzerland

— 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 2nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Cloitre, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montreux trip maker.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Spas · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): walk around Parc Des Bastions, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and finally make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Kandersteg, Switzerland

— 1 night
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Gemmi Pass and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kandersteg trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Kandersteg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Basel, Switzerland

— 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 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel trip planner.

Getting from Kandersteg to Basel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Basel, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods

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.