18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
1
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Basel
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Monte San Salvatore, then have fun at Lido di Lugano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Civico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lugano online trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Lugano is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Lugano, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Lugano at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town Chur and Bernina Pass. Get some historical perspective at Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad and Church of San Gian. Change things up with a short trip to Val Roseg in Pontresina (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get great views at Muottas Muragl, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piz Nair.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in August, expect St. Moritz to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass, Old Town Chur, Church of San Gian
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Church of San Gian ©
Church of San Gian

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

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Getting from St. Moritz to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, look for gifts at Laderach, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally make a trip to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Parish church of St Mauritius ©
Parish church of St Mauritius

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Church-Fortress of Valere, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montreux tour planning site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sion, Chaplin's World, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Munot and Schloss THUN. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel and The Cathedral of Bern. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to St. Ursenkathedrale (in Solothurn), Lindenhof (in Zurich) and Gurten (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Basel Main Station, and explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Basel trip builder .

Traveling by car from Montreux to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Thun, Bern, Munot, St. Ursenkathedrale
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Munot ©
Munot
Schloss THUN ©
Schloss THUN
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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