11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Basel
— 2 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
3
Davos
— 2 nights
4
Zermatt
— 1 night
5
Lausanne
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel tour itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Basel is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Basel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bern, Thunersee, Fondation Beyeler
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Gurten ©
Gurten
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum
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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 4th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and then get great views at Diavolezza. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Gian, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, then get great views at Piz Nair, and finally make a trip to The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online tour planner.

You can drive from Basel to St. Moritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Basel in January: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Church of San Gian
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz ©
The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair

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Davos

Davos ©
On the 6th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Parsenn Skigebiet, and finally explore the activities along Lake Davos. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Jacobshorn, then fly down the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, then wander the streets of Old Town Chur, and finally stop by Milchzentrale Bad Ragaz.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Davos online day trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Davos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Old Town Chur, Milchzentrale Bad Ragaz, Lenzerheide Ski Resort
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Lenzerheide Ski Resort ©
Lenzerheide Ski Resort
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn
Davos Klosters Ski Resort ©
Davos Klosters Ski Resort

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, and finally fly down the slopes at Riederalp.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Davos to Zermatt takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Riederalp, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding
Riederalp ©
Riederalp

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally don't miss a visit to Sauvabelin Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne journey planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montreux, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Sauvabelin Tower ©
Sauvabelin Tower
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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