19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
Fly

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Lugano — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Ciani and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castello di Montebello), Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). The adventure continues: get great views at Monte San Salvatore and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary website.

New Delhi, India to Lugano is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Lugano, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get colder in Lugano: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pontresina.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Pontresina — 1 night

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pontresina road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Pontresina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, Pontresina is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Zermatt — 1 night

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 6th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Sunnegga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pontresina to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.
Tours · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat and Rochers-de-Naye. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Le Port d'Ouchy (in Lausanne), Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, see the interesting displays at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin), and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Geneva — 4 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broken Chair Sculpture and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Geneve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and stroll around Jardin Anglais.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geneva attractions planning app.

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Lauterbrunnen — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails
Side Trips

Lucerne — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cathedral of Bern and Lake Brienz. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Limmat, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip app.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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.