14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Martigny
— 2 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Lugano — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and then walk around Parco Ciani. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lugano online vacation planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lugano is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Lugano. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Beaches
Side Trips

Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stein am Rhein and Niederdorf. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Confiserie Sprungli and Einkaufszentrum Glatt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Old Town Chur (in Chur) and St. Gallen (Kathedrale St.Gallen & Stiftsbibliothek). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lugano to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Basel.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Basel — 1 night

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 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, then admire the local landmark of Tinguely Fountain, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Basel road trip tool.

Drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Bern — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get in touch with nature at Aare Gorge and Creux du Van. Head to Ambra Minerals and Federal Building (Bundeshaus)for some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Lac de Neuchatel (in Neuchatel), Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark and make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Martigny.
Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips

Martigny — 2 nights

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Martigny trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bern to Martigny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Martigny are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Spas · Nature · Parks · Museums
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.