22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Bellinzona
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Martigny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Zurich — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Rosengart Collection and Kloster Einsiedeln. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur), Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil) and Bourbaki Panorama (in Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and don't miss a visit to Niederdorf.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bellinzona.
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Bellinzona — 2 nights

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally browse the exhibits of Castello di Montebello. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect nights in Bellinzona to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maison Tavel and Chateau de Nyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Place de la Palud, Collection de l'Art Brut, &more) and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip maker site.

Getting from Bellinzona to Geneva by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bellinzona in December: highs in Geneva hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Martigny.
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Martigny — 3 nights

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Popular historic sites such as Valere Basilica and Chateau de Tourbillon are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Martigny: Lac Alpin De Champex (in Champex) and postman8 - Philateliemuseum (in Stalden). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey, explore the historical opulence of Aigle Castle, learn about winemaking at Vigne a Farinet, and explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Martigny tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Martigny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Martigny sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Creux du Van. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and HR Giger Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Sanctuaire du Cigognier (in Avenches), Montreux (Rochers-de-Naye & Queen Studio Experience) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip tool.

Traveling by car from Martigny to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Basel.
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Basel — 4 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.
Museum Tinguely and Fondation Beyeler will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basel's Old Town and Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, delve into the distant past at Carolingian Outer Crypt, relax and rejuvenate at Wellness-Welt sole uno, and admire the local landmark of Tinguely Fountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel trip builder tool.

Drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Basel sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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