8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel — 1 day

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Basel road trip planning app.

Orly, France to Basel is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. January in Basel sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Davos.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
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Davos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): play a few rounds at Golf Club Klosters, then examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum, then head outdoors with Snowdocdavos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Johann.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Davos road trip planner.

Getting from Basel to Davos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Basel in January: high temperatures in Davos hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pontresina.
Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Golf
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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. Lake Silvaplana has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Alpin.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pontresina trip maker site.

You can drive from Davos to Pontresina in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Pontresina can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Zermatt — 1 night

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 1st (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg, pause for some photo ops at Mountain guides’ memorial, don't miss a visit to Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

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Drive from Pontresina to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.
Outdoors · Adventure · Winter Sports · Tours
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Interlaken — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore hidden gems such as Bussalp and Rugenbraeu Brewery. Schlosskirche and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg), Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Tschentenalp (in Adelboden). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, stop by The Mad Cow, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden, and tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. February in Interlaken sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Switzerland travel guide

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.